Cyberpunk tactical RPG Cyber Knights: Flashpoint coming from Star Traders developers

Cyberpunk tactical RPG Cyber Knights: Flashpoint coming from Star Traders developers


Indie developers Trese Brothers are set to release their second game in 2021, a cyberpunk tactical RPG titled Cyber Knights: Flashpoint. Cyber Knights will interweave the story of an elite team of “hackers, mercs and thieves” with deep game systems and XCOM-esque tactical combat that includes stealth and hacking. The kicker is that the game has procedural elements, much like Trese Brothers’ highly-regarded previous game Star Traders: Frontiers. These generated elements in the story and combat mean that Cyber Knights aims to be highly replayable, giving you a new cyberpunk story each time.

Asked to say what makes Cyber Knights stand out from other tactical RPGs, developer Andrew Trese told PC Gamer that it was an emphasis on “Deep systems and extreme replayability,” noting that it had “Heist-style missions with a distinct planning phase and balanced mix of stealth, hacking and combat in encounters.” 

(Image credit: Trese Brothers)

“It’s designed to feel more like you’re running a crew from the Matrix—techno-savvy, uniquely talented, decked out and deadly when needed—than just some generic military squad taking cover positions and laying down overwatch,” said Trese. It sounds to me like a balance between Invisible, Inc and XCOM with an added dash of Fire Emblem’s interpersonal relationships between characters affecting the overall story.

An image from Cyber Knights: Flashpoint showing an isometric view of a cyberpunk loading dock landscape.

(Image credit: Trese Brothers)

Further, Trese is proud of their cyberpunk world, a tabletop setting he and his brother have been tinkering with for a decade. It’s one he says “avoids rehashing tropes already redundant to the real world.”



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