The gals over at Killer Betties have kicked up a preview of Nival Interactive's upcoming tactical RPG, Hammer & Sickle. An excerpt to follow:
Your goal of the game is to assemble contacts that will help you carry out your mission for mother Russia. Along the way, you will meet and use various shady characters, such as underworld figures, forgers, thieves, trained agents, traitors and enemy counter intelligence agents who each play their parts. NPCs can also join you on missions and they can help in fights, since they have skills you may lack. The game gives the NPCs their own motivations, and you may find the guy you trusted is planning to shoot you in the back if you aren't careful.