Circus Electrique is a steampunk story-driven tactical turn-based RPG set to release later this year for consoles and PC

Circus Electrique is a story-driven tactical turn-based RPG set to release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam, Epic) in 2022. It is developed by Zen Studios and published by Saber Interactive.

While Zen Studios is primarily known for their pinball games, the studio branched out into the RPG space with Operencia: The Stolen Sun in 2019, which RPG Site was pretty fond of in Adam's review. It is worth nothing that the Epic store page lists a date of August 11, for Circus Electrique, but no official announcement regarding the release date has been given by Saber Interactive directly.

An announcement trailer, gameplay overview trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Saber Interactive. The official website is here.

Announcement Trailer

Gameplay Overview Trailer

Named for the greatest show in Victorian steampunk London, Circus Electrique is part story-driven RPG, part tactics, part circus management, and completely enthralling – all with a steampunk twist.

When everyday Londoners mysteriously turn into vicious killers, only the circus’ lineup of Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Clowns and other performers possess the unique talents necessary to save the city. Through tactical turn-based battles, these unlikely heroes face Bobbies, British Sailors gone bad, aggressive Posh Girls, and other Victorian-era archetypes stand in their way – not to mention the occasional menacing Mime or Robobear. The game’s innovative Devotion morale system affects characters’ performance not only in battles, but also for actual circus shows, dutifully managed between heroic jaunts through six sprawling districts.

Key Features

Electrifying RPG Combat: Test the skills of Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Escape Artists, Clowns, and other classic circus performers – 15 playable archetypes total, each with deep tactical options in battle. Assemble the most ideal combination of acrobatic artists to fight against over-the-top enemies.

Manage the Greatest Show in Steampunk London: Despite the chaos, the show must go on! Rebuild the circus to its former greatness and beyond, recruiting and training the most talented performers coming in from all over the world. Performers’ skill, chemistry with one another, and overall Devotion combine to determine the monetary success of a single show – and you’ll need every single spare Shilling you can get both for Amelia’s quest and to keep everyone paid and happy.

A Circus Like No Other: Immerse yourself in a striking world based on vintage circus posters, Victorian-era archetypes and classic steampunk charm.

Circus Electrique Screenshots and Artwork