Former Hand of Fate developers announce Capes, a new superhero RPG

Former Hand of Fate developers announce Capes, a new superhero RPG

Coming from new developer Spitfire Interactive is Capes, a gritty superhero turn-based game set to release in 2023. Spitfire Interactive formed when the Hands of Fate studio, Defiant Development, dissolved in 2019. Key team members from Defiant Development returned to collaborate on Capes, and they hope to bring a story (where the villains already won) to Steam soon.

Capes takes place in a world 15 years after supervillains have taken over, and you play as the new generation of superheroes who must stop the evil regime. Rescue civilians and rebuild hope as you slowly try to return society to the glory that once was. The story is gritty, and the writing experience of the staff definitely lends to this.

“I started my career writing on Freedom Force alongside Ken Levine, so this feels like a return to where my journey began,” said Morgan Jaffit, director of Spitfire Interactive. “My team and I want to explore the ‘darker side of every coin’ and we have the best people possible to do it.”

Capes brings yet another turn-based team building game

Players will take on the role of a new generation superhero in Capes. You will build a team of superheroes based on synergies, combining superpowers to make the best team. Capes looks to emulate comic books in certain ways, with attack descriptors like “slinging a spiky-crystal-covered powerhouse head-first into a villain’s chest.” You’re able to upgrade your abilities between missions, getting stronger with each outing. You can also find new ways to traverse the environment as you progress, by sneakily teleporting around or going in guns blazing to draw attention away from a surprise attack.

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While there are classical comic book tropes, Spitfire Interactive intends to bring more diversity to its game with different ethnicities and genders for the heroes. The future is in the player’s hands as you break down the 15 year reign of the supervillains. Capes releases on Steam in Q1 2023.