RecoTechnology and ICEX have announced that Numantia, a historical retelling of the Spanish conflict between the Numantines and the Romans during 153 B.C., will launch on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and on Steam for PC starting October 25th. The game will be available on Xbox One and PS4 for $29.99 while it will be available on Steam for $19.99.
Players will have the choice of taking on the role of the Celtiberian tribe of Numantia or the Republican army of Rome, managing supplies, growing your army, and strategically engaging in bloody skirmishes over the course of 20 years.
The game retells how the Romans met an impasse when they couldn’t readily take the Numantine region thanks to the holdout tribes fighting back against their forces with rebellious vigor.
Players will have to engage in battles using 20 different unit classes that have their own special attributes, buffs, bonuses, stats, weapons and armor. You’ll have to tactically take to the field in a game of strategic wits to out maneuver and out-fight your opponent. You can see what the gameplay and field setup is like with the official gameplay trailer below.
Gameplay wise, this is very similar to games like Sid Meier’s Gettysburg or Ultimate General games. Although, aesthetically, the maps seem to look very similar to Koei Tecmo’s Nobunaga’s Ambition titles.
In between battles players will also experience some character interactions to advance the story along. The imagery during these scenes remind me a lot of Stoic Studios’ The Banner Saga.
The game will also feature a one-on-one PvP mode for those of you looking to battle it out against a friend or rival.
While this isn’t particularly my kind of game, Numantia is a cool little title that at least takes a look at some of the forgotten history of other cultures. It’s also nice to see more of the little-talked-about Spanish history that doesn’t center around the Conquistadors, the Spanish Inquisition, or World War II.
Anyway, if you’re curious to learn more about Numantia or get more insight in this turn-based strategy slice of history, you can visit the official website.