Paradox Interactive and Romero Games announced during today’s PDXCon Remixed showcase that Empire of Sin will receive its first paid expansion later this year.
Titled Make It Count, the Empire of Sin expansion will introduce a new boss, Meyer “the Accountant” Lansky.
It will also introduce new gangsters called “the Fixers,” and their Loan Sharking Racket.
This is the first major content expansion for the game since its launch last year and builds upon the base game to offer additional content and gameplay options.
Here’s a list of features:
- Meyer Lansky – Play as the “Mob’s Accountant,” a boss that excels at economics and creates synergy in combat. He uses his smooth-talking to “make peace” with money and connections.
- “The Fixers” – Five gangsters are up for hire, bringing their loan sharking Racket and combat abilities. This Racket unlocks Blackmail over other characters and factions.
- A string of missions that tell the story of Lansky and the Fixers, unlocking game features like Loan Sharking, and introduce Lansky’s mentor, Arnold Rothstein.
- New rackets, new abilities, new gangsters, and new missions – more details to come
If you are unfamiliar with Empire of Sin, the strategy has you assume the role of an underworld crime boss in 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago.
From a top-down perspective, you will build and upgrade illegal rackets such as breweries, brothels, and speakeasies while managing a crew and outmaneuvering rivals.
Fighting sequences are turn-based, with players selecting movements and attacks from a menu. You can use various weapons such as firearms as well as knives, brass knuckles, and nail bats
The DLC Make It Count will be released for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One later this year.
It will release alongside the Precinct update, which introduces a Precinct management layer across neighborhoods, adds a new win-mechanic, and introduces mod support with mods available to play at launch.