Massive Chalice Coming to Xbox One

By Cindy Minguez, 4 years ago
MASSIVE CHALICE, a turn-based strategy game, is coming to Xbox One thanks to Tim Schafer and Double Fine Studios. Leading the development team will be Brad Muir, previously a designer on Brutal Legend and creator of Iron Brigade. From their Kickstarter page, we have a humorous video of how the project started.

We also have a handful of screens.



We're inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind we’re creating an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where you train generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.
Basically, you are an immortal ruler who must bring peace to the land. This struggle against the demon world takes place over the course of generations. Your great heroes grow old and die, so you must plan carefully for the future. Do you leave your best warriors on the battlefield, or do you retire some of them to procreate and ensure heroes for the next generation?


Core Game Features

~Your story emerges as you defend against attacks, complete quests, and respond to randomized events in your attempt to preserve the kingdom.

~Line of sight and fog of war mechanics come into play as your squad explores beautiful dynamic 3D battlefields where danger may lurk behind any corner.

~Distinct, customizable heroes learn new melee, ranged, and arcane abilities as they age and gain combat experience.

~Arrange marriage alliances to ensure your heroic bloodlines can handle any future combat situation.

~Battle alongside your ancestors by equipping your heroes with uniquely powerful Bloodline Relics.

~Invest your resources in forging new weapons and armor—and gamble on polluting a bloodline by researching dangerous demonic artifacts.

Finally, we have an in-depth interview with Brad Muir about the game and its pre-production design.

If you'd like to know more about it, check out Double Fine's Kickstarter page here.

Massive Chalice is expected to hit Xbox One sometime next year.
Cindy Minguez
Written by Cindy Minguez
Cindy has been writing for TA/TT for three years now and is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueTrophies. She's an English instructor at a small college and considered a remarkably cool teacher for knowing all about Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Diablo III.