Almost a full year ago we got word from Good Shepherd Entertainment about Phantom Doctrine – an ambitious, turn-based tactical strategy game from CreativeForge Games. Set in an alternate history where the Cold War is at its peak, you’ll lead the secret organisation The Cabal and operate from a covert intelligence base to take on a global conspiracy. It appears that we’ll get to play the game very soon, as an August 15 release date has just been announced along with a cinematic trailer.
In Phantom Doctrine you can approach the story from either the perspective of a KGB counterintelligence operative or a renegade CIA commando. How you conduct your operations will be totally under your control: prioritise stealth by giving your agents cutting-edge spy equipment or drop them in with guns blazing and send them to clean up. The single player story campaign offers more than 40 hours of gameplay as well as an unlockable New Game Plus Mode that includes additional story content. It’ll have a multiplayer mode as well, taking the mission format to ruthless one-on-one battles.
The game looks to have an incredible amount of detail and depth to it, allowing you to control your agents’ movements and skills, and even their mind – interrogation and even brainwashing can lead to a critical tactical advantage. To get the full details, check out the official website or our first article on this game.
Phantom Doctrine will cost $46.95 AUD on release, according to Good Shepherd Entertainment. It will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC.