Battle Brothers – A Turn Based Tactical RPG

Available March 11, 2021

Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?

The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.

Manage a medieval mercenary company in a procedurally generated open world.
- Fight complex turn-based tactical battles with historical equipment and brutal injuries.
- Permadeath. All characters that die in combat will stay dead – unless they return as the undead.
- All characters come with their own background stories and traits. Want a stuttering ratcatcher, a greedy witch hunter or a drunkard disowned noble?
- Character development without a restrictive class-system. Each Character gains experience through combat, can level up and acquire powerful perks.
- Equipment that matters. Different weapons grant unique skills – split shields with axes, stun enemies with maces, form a spearwall with spears or crush armor with a warhammer.
- Diverse enemy roster. All enemies have unique equipment, skills and AI behavior.
- a dynamic event system with atmospheric encounters and tough decisions outside of combat.
- Three late game crises – a war between noble houses, a greenskin invasion and an undead scourge – add a looming threat.
- Two full hours of orchestral soundtrack.

Read more Explore this game’s official site
Release date:
March 11, 2021
Players:
1 player
Genre:
Adventure, Action, Strategy, Role-Playing
Publisher:
Ukiyo Publishing
Developer:
Ukiyo Publishing
Game file size:
2.9 GB
Supported Languages:
American English
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:

Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:

Game and DLC Bundle

Battle Brothers - Complete Edition

Loading

The 'Battle Brothers Complete Edition' contains the base game and all expansion DLC's! Buy the bundle and save on all items.

Includes:
- Battle Brothers
- Beasts & Exploration DLC
- Warriors of the North DLC
- Blazing Deserts DLC

Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?

The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.

DLC Packs

Battle Brothers - DLC Bundle Pack

Loading

The 'Battle Brothers DLC Bundle Pack' contains all expansion DLC's! Buy the bundle and save on all items.

 

Includes:

- Beasts & Exploration DLC

- Warriors of the North DLC

- Blazing Deserts DLC

 

Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?

 

The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.

Individual DLC

Support the Developers - Kraken Banner

Loading

The legendary Kraken is the most dangerous creature in the world of Battle Brothers. Now your company can boast banner and shields depicting this infamous creature to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies! The banner is given to you as a 'thank you' for purchasing the 'Beasts & Exploration' Supporter Content

Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response to the 'Beasts & Exploration' DLC, and many people expressing their desire to support us even beyond the asking price, we've decided to also offer it as a special Supporter Content. As a 'thank you', you'll receive a unique banner for your mercenary company.

Support the Developers - Fangshire Helm

Loading

The Fangshire is our very first legendary item, complete with its own look, background story and magical property.

Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response to 'Battle Brothers', and many people expressing their desire to support us even beyond the asking price, we've decided to also offer it as special Supporter Content.

Blazing Deserts

Loading

The 'Blazing Deserts' DLC for Battle Brothers expands the game with new lands of burning deserts and lush oases to the south. Visit independent city states, fight in the arena, face desert raiders and southern beasts in battle. Wear new gear inspired by Arabian and Persian cultures of the medieval ages, employ alchemical contraptions and primitive firearms, and forge your own path when the fires of religious turmoil threaten to engulf the world in a new late game crisis!

Features
- New Lands - Visit new lands to the south with independent city-states that have their own lore, equipment and services, as well as entirely new character backgrounds to recruit.
- Retinue - Hire non-combat followers for your retinue to customize your campaign experience to fit your playstyle. Hire a drill sergeant to train your men. Never lose shields again with a blacksmith that can repair gear no matter how damaged. Buy carts for additional inventory space.
- Arena - Fight in front of cheering spectators to earn coin, experience and unique rewards as an alternative to mercenary work.
- New Crisis - Survive a new late game crisis that tests the mettle of your company in the fires of religious turmoil.
- New Opponents - Face new factions of city state soldiers and desert raiders, complete with their own gear and unique mechanics. Hunt down and get hunted by desert beasts.
- New Origins - Play using one of three new southern-themed origins, each with special rules that shape your campaign into a different experience from beginning to end.
- New Banners and Gear - Dress in style with a collection of new banners, shields, helmets and armors inspired by Arabic and Persian culture. Use new weapons, alchemical contraptions and primitive firearms.
- Legendary Location - Visit a new legendary location and fight a new boss in a quest that leads to a legendary reward.
- New Location Environments - Fight amidst southern ruins and nomad tents on the tactical combat map, in addition to graveyards and encampments by brigands, orcs and goblins that come with a free update to the base game.
- New Contracts and Events - Earn your stay in the south by taking on new contracts. Immerse yourself in leading a mercenary company with even more illustrated events.
- New Music - Several new music tracks set the mood on your adventures.

Beasts & Exploration

Loading

The 'Beasts & Exploration' DLC for Battle Brothers expands the game with a larger world, full of unique hidden locations throughout that offer new possibilities and rewards to the daring adventurer, as well as challenging new beasts roaming the untamed wilds. Craft your own gear from trophies you collect, customize your equipment with a new system for armor attachments, and engage in profitable beast hunting and exploration!

Features
- Legendary Locations - Hidden legendary locations offer new possibilities, lore, unique opponents, and unique rewards for the daring adventurer in a world that is 25% larger.
- New Opponents - Five challenging new beasts populate different parts of the wilds, and three fearsome bosses guard valuable treasure. All of them come with unique mechanics and loot.
- Crafting - Trophies from slain beasts can now be crafted into cloaks, armor plating, armor for your wardogs, shields, potions and other items to customize the look of your hardened mercenaries and benefit them in combat.
- Customize your Gear - Wear cloaks, shoulderguards and more for additional benefits with the new armor attachment system, and use the new paint items to paint shields and helmets in the colors of your company.
- New Weapons and Armor - A collection of new weapons and armors allow for new play styles and character builds.
- New Contracts, Events and Ambitions - Engage in profitable beast hunting and exploration. Immerse yourself in leading a mercenary company with even more illustrated events.
- New Music - Two new music tracks accompany you on your adventures.

Support the Developers - Nordic Banner

Loading

The ‘Warriors of the North’ DLC is all about the northern regions and the untamed barbarian tribes calling it their home. Now your company can boast banner and shields depicting a barbarian deity to strike fear into the hearts of the southlanders! The banner is given to you as a 'thank you' for purchasing the 'Warriors of the North' Supporter Content.

Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response to the 'Warriors of the North' DLC, and many people expressing their desire to support us even beyond the asking price, we've decided to also offer it as a special Supporter Content. As a 'thank you', you'll receive a unique banner for your mercenary company.

Warriors of the North

Loading

The 'Warriors of the North' DLC for Battle Brothers expands the game with a more distinct northern region, as well as different starting scenarios to pick for your mercenary company. Face an entirely new faction of barbarians in battle, wear new viking and rus themed gear, and follow the legend of the ‘Ijirok’, a mythical creature of the frozen north!

Features
- Origins - Pick one of ten different origins and play as northern barbarians, peasant militia, or a flock of cultists. Each origin has special rules that shape your campaign into a different experience from beginning to end.
- New Opponents - Face an entirely new faction of northern barbarians, complete with their own gear and unique mechanics.
-Legendary Locations - Visit two new legendary locations and fight two new bosses in a quest that leads to a legendary reward.
- Champions - Hunt down enemy champions and face them in battle to claim famed items for yourself.
- New Banners and Gear - Dress in style with a collection of new viking and rus inspired banners, shields, helmets and armors. Use new weapons and let loose the new nordic warhound!
- New Contracts and Events - Earn your stay in the north by taking on new contracts. Immerse yourself in leading a mercenary company with even more illustrated events.
- New Music - Two new music tracks accompany you on your adventures.

Support the Developers - Southern Banner

Loading

The ‘Blazing Deserts’ DLC is all about the southern regions with its scorching deserts, lush oases and wealthy city states. They are home to a people who call themselves the Gilded for their belief in their single god in whose shine they bask day in and out. Now your company can boast an appropriately gilded banner and shields reflecting southern wealth and culture!

Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response to the 'Blazing Deserts' DLC, and many people expressing their desire to support us even beyond the asking price, we've decided to also offer it as a special Supporter Content. As a 'thank you', you'll receive a unique banner for your mercenary company.

Lindwurm

Loading

In Germanic mythology, a Lindwurm is a wingless bipedal dragon resembling a large snake. It's a large and fearsome creature, the adversary in many a legend, and home to the wild and uncivilized parts of the world of Battle Brothers. Challenge your mercenary company against a terrifying Lindwurm and claim its hoard of treasures as your own!

Features
- Adds a new opponent with unique mechanics and loot: the Lindwurm
- Adds a new set of Lindwurm-themed named armor, helmet and shield
- Adds a new usable item: Flask of Acid
- Adds a new Lindwurm-themed banner to choose for your mercenary company