Banchou Tactics combines strategy RPG tactics with Japanese high-school delinquents

Publisher Flyhigh Works and developer Secret Character have revealed their new project, Banchou Tactics. Secret Character's investor, Itsaraamata, is also assisting in their development. Banchou Tactics is planned to release some time in Q1 2023 for PC (Steam). It will support English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Thai.

Banchou Tactics is a strategy RPG revolving around Japanese high-school delinquents. Players take control of Taiga Arashi, one of the delinquents in Minato High School. His school has been warring against Sakae High School and Nakamura Technical High School for several years.

In the first screenshots of Banchou Tactics, it showcases that characters can upgrade stats such as their HP, attack, defense, and SP; they also possess several Ex-Attack abilities and can hold items. Battles take place in common areas a high school student would visit, such as an arcade, a train station, and a basketball gym.

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Kou from Flyhigh Works described Banchou Tactics with the following description.

Game Introduction

Banchou Tactics  is a strategy turn-based role-playing game set in a Japanese Gangster (Banchou) High School.

  • High-quality 2D Pixel Art in 3D Stages
  • Turn-based strategy combat system
  • Inspired by Crows (manga)River City Ransom (Kunio-kun), and Final Fantasy Tactics.

Story

In a city in Japan, a bloody war has been raging for several years between three high schools: Sakae High School, Nakamura Technical High School, and Minato High School. These three schools play out the madness.

「We run this city」

The delinquents who believe this are disputed and wage war every day without a sense of honor or humanity.

After last year's graduation of the demon king of Minato, Seiichi Kitagawa, the balance of power among the three high schools began to collapse. 

The story revolves around Taiga Arashi, a student attending Minato High School, which serves as the game's setting.

Additional details from the Steam page of Banchou Tactics share that the game will have systems for a "blood group" mechanic, a knock back system, and a combo system.

Ping from Secret Character shared some of their thoughts, as a message from the developer, upon unveiling Banchou Tactics.

We are a small team based in Bangkok. We love Japanese games, manga, anime, culture, and everything. We want to create the same kind of Japanese games we have played since we were kids. Several years ago, we developed a game for iOS called Zombie Hero: Kiki strikes back. It has over 1 million downloads. Our investor, ITSARAAMATA, also likes Japanese culture. They are good at creating concepts and stories. We at Secret Character share the same vision, and we appreciate all the support given to us during game production. We are still in the middle of production of Bancho Tactics, but we would be grateful if everyone would add this to their Wishlist!

Check out the announcement trailer and first screenshots of Banchou Tactics down below.

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