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Empire of Sin: Two Major Updates Launching on November 18

Manage Precincts with Maxim Zelnick & the Fixers
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

STOCKHOLM — November 11, 2021 — Paradox Interactive and Romero Games today revealed the release date for both the first premium expansion and the largest-yet free content update for Empire of Sin, the gangland strategy game set in 1920s Chicago. Empire of Sin: Make It Count will launch alongside the free Precinct update on November 18, 2021 on Steam, Microsoft Store, Paradox Plaza, PlayStation™4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for a suggested retail price of 14.99 USD / 14.99 EUR / 11.39 GBP*.


Announced earlier this year at PDXCON Remixed, Make It Count is Empire of Sin’s first premium expansion, which introduces boss Maxim Zelnick and his gangsters, the Fixers, numerous new missions, new ways to play and more. Alongside Make it Count is the free Precinct Update, a massive free content and gameplay patch that overhauls Empire of Sin from top to bottom. With new empire management mechanics, win conditions, and a slew of game improvements, the Precinct Update lets you take on Chicago in a whole new way.


“Since last year’s launch of Empire of Sin, we’ve all been exploring new ways to expand on the game’s strategic and narrative possibilities,” said Brenda Romero, Co-Founder of Romero Games. “We’ve spent the last year working on Empire of Sin to integrate the creative ideas of our incredibly active and supportive community, and the one-two punch of both Make It Count and the Precinct Update is going to let players see the game in brand-new ways.”


More on Make It Count: the first major expansion for Empire of Sin, Make it Count adds Maxim Zelnick, a new playable boss who is best known as the “Mob’s Fixer.” Zelnick brings new combat abilities, talents, and a string of ways to expand your empire. He arrives alongside the Fixer gangster profession, Loan Shark racket, additional missions, weapons, events, and much more! Key features include:

 
  • Maxim Zelnick: Zelnick is a boss who can cook the books just as well as he takes out the competition.
    • “Bolster the Ranks” ability allows Maxim to call in two reinforcements during combat.
    • The “Persuader” boss weapon, a submachine gun that spits bullets faster than Zelnick spits words!
  • Loan Shark: Money lending comes to Chicago, with unique events related to this “interesting” racket.
  • The Fixer: A gangster who specializes in making problems disappear. Fixers can bribe their way out of certain combat scenarios, but when things get ugly, their combat ability, Caltrops, are a fun way to disrupt enemy movement and better plan fights.
  • New Weapons: Get your hands on the MK VI Revolver, Coach Gun, STA 22, Lighting Carbine, RSC M17, plus New Legendary weapons - the Persuader and Golden Gewehr 98.
  • New Missions: 20 new missions, including Gangster personal missions and side missions, including 25 new events.
  • New Loan Shark building interior and Improvement Buildings

More on the Free Precinct Update: Free to all Empire of Sin players, the Precinct Update is all about giving players new ways to manage their criminal empires, play and win. Key Features include:

 
  • Precincts: Subdivisions of neighborhoods that are controlled both by players and other factions. Players must secure Supply Lines between connecting precincts to ensure supplies and payments are flowing smoothly.
  • Depots: Depots are well guarded and have reinforcements to offer longer, more tactical combats with a bigger risk...and bigger rewards. Each Depot is the central control center for a given precinct: claim the depot, claim the precinct! 
  • Paths To Victory & Win Condition: There’s more than one way to take over Chicago! 
    • The Buy Out is a diplomatic win condition that allows players to eliminate another faction by paying them off. The targeted faction must be under player protection for 3 months and players must be at peace with the targeted faction with a faction rating of at least +300.
    • Chi-Town Mogul - Claim victory by owning 40% of all rackets, with each of them upgraded to maximum level. Players still have the option to continue playing after seeing this victory screen!
  • Improved Police: Handle the cops by managing your Police Activity number, a precinct-wide value representing the amount of police presence on the streets. Police Activity levels are affected by numerous factors including bribery, the strength (or weakness) of diplomatic relations, and the vice investment level.
  • New Depot and Safehouse interiors, as well as Gun Store, Mob Lawyer, and Boxing Club Improvement Buildings

For more information on Make it Count, the Precinct update, and Empire of Sin, visit www.empireofsingame.com.

* Prices are suggested by Paradox and subject to differences due to regional pricing or retailer changes.

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