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Mobster strategy game Empire of Sin is the latest to be hit by the Great Delay of 2020

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Developed by Romero Games and published by Paradox Interactive, Empire of Sin looks like XCOM but with hooch, see?


“Ay, Empire of Sin! What you’se clowns doin’ over there by that game studio? You’se makin’ a deal? Donch’a forget, them’s on our turf. You’se muggos movin’ in on us? Don Piagliatelli ain’t gonna be happy to hear about this. Guess you and ya boys oughtta take a swim out in the docks. Maybe that’ll remind ya who’s in charge”, said the Ghost of 2020 Delays to Empire of Sin who was just trying to make their way in this dark and seedy underworld.

Developed by Romero Games, Empire of Sin looks like a real swell time, if you catch my drift. A noir mob story set to the stage of turn-based strategy was meant to be released towards the end of February but has been officially pushed back to Autumn 2020.

“It takes time to get everything right and presents us with some unique opportunities. I am grateful we are taking the additional time to polish”, said Brenda Romero, head of Romero Games. Which is totally fine, I’d rather have a game that’s delayed than one that’s put out into the world still needing some extra polish.


Empire of Sin was revealed at E3 2019 and certainly impressed me with its depiction of an alternative history take on prohibition-era Chicago. You’ll play as a mobster just starting his shady business dealings and having to deal with all the troubles that come along with that. Protection rackets, back alley deals and even hustling the cops are all just a day in the life of the next Don Corleone. It looks like a great time and set in a period of history that just doesn’t get a lot of love from the game’s industry so. What I’m saying is, you oughta keep your eyes and ears on this one, capishe?

Last Updated: February 19, 2020


  1. MaSeKind

    February 19, 2020 at 14:21

    It’s what all the cool kids are doing these days. Seems like it’s become a FOMO thing.

    Fow now I think most people are slightly bummed at having to wait (looking at you CDPR) but in general happy that they will hopefully get a more stable experience. But I wonder how long it’ll be after everyone gets on the delay train for people to genuinely start bitching about delays being the norm now.


    • Hammersteyn

      February 19, 2020 at 14:21

      People bitched about the crunch developers faced. Now the industry is delaying games so that developers can work humane hours. People can’t have it both ways even though they think they can.


  2. Hammersteyn

    February 19, 2020 at 14:21

    Forgot about this, looks great!


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