The Lamplighters League Announced - Harebrained Schemes' Next Project

Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind the Shadowrun Trilogy and the latest BattleTech, together with their publishers over at Paradox Interactive have announced The Lamplighters League, or The Lamplighters League and the Tower at the End of the World for those of you who categorically disagree with the Bard of Avon on the whole brevity being the soul of wit thing.

Set in an alternate-history world of the 1930s where a sinister global cult is on the verge of achieving global domination, The Lamplighters League adopts a pulp adventure aesthetic and can best be described as XCOM meets Indiana Jones with a sprinkling of Commandos-style real-time infiltration thrown in there for good measure.

Though it doesn't have a concrete release date, you can already pre-order the game on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and for your Xbox console.

Check out the official announcement trailer:

And this gameplay overview:

And here's the game's description:

Sneak, steal, and shoot your way through a world of pulp adventure in The Lamplighters League! Globetrot across a variety of exciting locales around the world and outwit your enemies in strategic turn-based combat - and, if you play your cards right, you might just save the world.

Harebrained Schemes, the creators of The Shadowrun Trilogy and BATTLETECH, bring you an all-new world set in an alternate 1930s, where a tyrannical cult called the Banished Court stands on the cusp of world domination. For millennia, all that stood between this sinister cabal and their plans were a band of heroic scholars known as the Lamplighters League.

Unfortunately, the best of the best are all gone, so now it's up to the best of the worst.

Recruit a team of misfits and scoundrels with unique abilities and unforgettable personalities, and chase the Banished Court to the ends of the earth in a mix of real-time infiltration, turn-based tactical combat, and a character-driven story of adventure and intrigue.

Strategy Meets Story, in Style
  • Control a team of unique, dynamic characters and get to know their signature tactical abilities and roles in the team. Learn their stories and the world they inhabit by taking them on missions - every misfit brings their own style to the fight through unique moves that can turn the tide of combat.
  • Explore a variety of thrilling locales and survey the battlefield before things heat up: sneak past enemies in real-time infiltration gameplay, pick off the stragglers quickly and quietly, and position your squad to get an edge for the fight.
  • Use every advantage and dirty trick your agents have up their sleeves in exciting, turn-based combat. Add advanced abilities, gear, and augmentations to your agents to keep pace with the growing threat of the Banished Court!
Race Against the Countdown to Doomsday
  • Chase the Banished Court through an alternate-history world of the 1930s, from dockyards and deserts to jungles both urban and wild. Manage your choices at a global level and try to prevent your enemy from advancing their twisted schemes!
  • Recruit new allies from the best of the worst: scour the globe for outlaws and outcasts and bring them onto your side before the Banished Court catches them first!
  • Every mission earns your team new resources and grows their abilities - but be careful, stress and injury can take their toll!
Can you prevent the Banished Court from reshaping the world to their twisted will? Find out in… The Lamplighters League and the Tower at the End of the World!