We learned about Spitfire Interactive’s upcoming Capes back in March. Now, with the launch date rapidly approaching, we’re going to learn about some of the playable characters in the game. Publisher Daedalic Entertainment has revealed to new trailers featuring Capes characters Mercurial and Weathervane.

What is Capes?

Capes is an action focused turn-based superhero strategy game. Think XCOM crossed with Marvel. You’ll be levelling-up your heroes and combining their powers to access devastating team-up attacks in strategically challenging missions. The campaign sees you attempting to reveal the truth behind the horrific Enhancement Program created by the supervillain Operator Alpha, and completing side-missions to improve your heroes and learn more about their past.

Capes Characters Reveal

The aforementioned heroes come in various shapes and sizes. Today, we get a look at the first two in what will undoubtedly be a series building up to the game’s launch.

Mercurial is a versatile hero who combines immense speed with raw power. Even before getting her powers, Mercurial let her fists do the talking. From street fighting to professional combat sports, she’s been an active presence on the local scene. However, once she realised that her reflexes and speed had become inhuman, she knew she had just two options: join the Capes or get captured by The Company – the group that declared superpowers illegal.

Mercurial’s speed allows her to cover huge distances, land some hefty punches, confuse or even disarm enemies and get out of danger, all within the blink of an eye.

Our second of the first wave of Capes characters reveals, Weathervane was a keen football player with a quick temper and big dreams. He’s been training hard and blowing through the competition, but that all changes when he accidentally unleashes his powers and gets captured by The Company for nefarious experiments. Luckily, the Capes save his life. He joins them to fight the good fight…and to get revenge.

Weathervane’s Lightning Scourge shocks multiple enemies at once, while his wind abilities allow him to push and pull fuel barrels right to where he wants them – with explosive results!

Capes Launch Plans

Capes is set to launch on 29th May, 2024. The game will debut simultaneously on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

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