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Overview

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is an upcoming new intellectual property from Nintendo and Intelligent Systems. It is a turn-based strategy game with real-time action elements set in a nineteenth-century steampunk version of Earth.

Story

The game follows S.T.E.A.M., a special task force organized by Abraham Lincoln. The team must fight off an alien invasion.

Gameplay

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a turn-based tactics game in which the player must move their units around a map and defeat enemy troops. When it is a player-character's turn to act, the player takes direct control of that character and can move them around the map. The distance characters can travel is dictated by how full their steam gauge is. When the player chooses to perform an action such as attack the enemy, this also consumes steam.

Each character has one unique special move that can be performed once per battle. Usage of these moves does not have a steam cost. It is also possible to set characters into an overwatch mode, in which rather than attack on their turn, they can be set to attack on the enemy's turn if an enemy crosses into their attack range.

During battle, the player acquires medals by defeating enemies or finding them on the map. These medals can be spent at save points during battle to restore health and steam to some or all of the player's troops. If the player saves them up, they can also be spent between battles to upgrade the characters' equipment.

The game will support online play.

Design Inspirations

The visual style of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. heavily draws from American Silver Age comic books. The development team has cited figures such as Jack Kirby and Bruce Timm in particular as inspirations. The designs of the enemy aliens are primarily inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos.

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