The Hooded Horse is excited to share more details about the Steam Next Fest version of Mars Tactics, which will be making a splash at the event this week with a new battle demo. Combining all of the latest improvements, this version also includes three new scenarios that illustrate the high-stakes, high-reward missions players can face at the strategic level of the game.
Fight for control of the Red Planet as a capital or laborer, experiencing everything from new weather effects and smoother graphics to destructible terrain and improved suppression systems. The tactical combat system in Mars Tactics is better than ever, and the Next Fest 2023 demo offers players three different missions that illustrate a variety of tactical engagements.
Jailbreak inmates are an important source of information in Mars Tactics. In this mission, players can attempt to free previously captured worker-soldiers so they can continue fighting for workers’ rights on Mars. This encounter will further showcase the new unarmed combat mechanics, where prisoners must take out their guards and steal their weapons.
Jet Set Air Force is very important in Martian warfare. From airstrikes and airborne landings to trade and logistics, you’ll find everything you need to dominate the strategy map. In this mission, players can attack a capital spaceport to steal another plane due to workers!
Outpost Assault is full of Mars outposts and installations, and their control will ultimately determine who rules Mars. These outposts must be captured and the troops stationed there must be supplied when they enter the Martian surface for missions. In this third scenario, players must capture one of these outposts.
Along with these scenarios, key improvements to the game include:
An intuitive reward system for tactical suppression New reactions such as soldiers fleeing for cover from grenades New mechanics such as airstrikes and fog of close combat effects New weapon selection with better four types of grenades Fine-tuned controls for entering and exiting cover Weather effects such as sandstorms Features units that develop both personality and tactical utility. The Steam Next Fest runs from October 9th to October 16th, and demos will be live throughout the duration of the festival.
Mars Tactics will be released on PC via Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store.