Peaky Blinders: Mastermind has just been announced for PC and consoles, including Nintendo Switch. The game allows players to control each of the key members of the Shelby family. It tells a story set before the first season of the TV show.
The trailer does a beautiful job of explaining the gameplay concept of Peaky Blinders: Mastermind. Players control a total of six characters from a top-down view. This allows them to coordinate each character’s movements with other NPCs, as well as the movements of the other Shelby family members. The game will even feature a soundtrack from Feverist, the band that scored the first season of the TV show.
It boils down to a tactical game in which you need to have every character playing the correct part. While Mastermind doesn’t look as sophisticated as the likes of XCOM 2, it does at least look challenging. Managing six characters in a single level can’t be easy for anyone.
The game has been created in collaboration with the TV show’s creator, Steven Knight. The game’s director, James Marsden, explained the concept and idea behind the gameplay in an interview with IGN.
There’s a point in the show where Tommy Shelby explains he has no concern for the past, nor the future; all he cares about is a crucial moment he calls the soldier’s minute. We designed our game around that idea, allowing the player to plan actions backward and forward in time, choreographing an ensemble cast of characters to synchronise their actions during these crucial moments. The player gets to feel like the smart and sophisticated leader that Tommy is, so we think becoming the mastermind will resonate with fans of the show and gamers alike.
IGN has even released some exclusive gameplay footage to keep us going until Peaky Blinders launches. Check it out, and stay tuned for more information as it emerges!