Phantom Doctrine gets a release date and launch trailer

CreativeForge's espionage tactics game Phantom Doctrine has gotten a new launch trailer ahead of a newly-minted August release date.

The developer say that "Phantom Doctrine is a strategic turn-based espionage thriller set in a world of covert operations, counterintelligence and paranoia. Players lead The Cabal, a secret organization fighting back against a global conspiracy trying to control the world at the peak of the Cold War. Command your base of operations in the shadows: recruit and train agents, investigate cases, forge documents and identities, research new tech and biochemical engineering, and interrogate and brainwash enemies to gain a tactical edge."

"Dive into Phantom Doctrine’s deep single-player mode which offers players two different campaign backgrounds to choose from, as they can experience its story from the perspective of either a KGB counterintelligence operative- or a renegade CIA wet work commando. Phantom Doctrine’s turn-based missions are uniquely designed to encourage player choice – drop your operatives into the field with heavy weapons for an all-out assault, or deploy them with suppressed weapons and cutting-edge spy equipment to complete the mission stealthily. Position assets around the world, infiltrating hot zones with undercover operatives to back you up in a firefight and stay one step ahead of enemy agents."

When we previewed the game last year, we said that "It’d be easy to write-off this as something that simply transplants the combat system of Hard West into a fresh setting. However, CreativeForge look to be reaching more than a few steps further than that with Phantom Doctrine. Wherever possible, they’re drawing out new mechanics and systems from both the genre of espionage and its real-life, historical counterpart. While this approach might make for a game with a lot to keep track of - that’s exactly what the target audience for it are after."

Phantom Doctrine will launch on the 14th of August on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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