Peaky Blinders: Mastermind announced for PC and consoles

Curve Digital has unveiled Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, a puzzle-adventure game based on the television show.

Mastermind is set right before the events of the first season and follows the rise of Tommy Shelby as he uncovers a plot to put the Shelby family out of business. Players will take control of Tommy, Arthur, Polly, John, Ada, and Finn as they explore various locations from the show.

The game’s main mechanic is the ability to manipulate time. Each character’s actions will be logged in a timeline that players can reset, fast-forward, and rewind to ensure that they all line up perfectly. Watch the debut trailer below:

“There’s a point in the show where Tommy Shelby explains he has no concern for the past, nor the future; all he cares about is a crucial moment he recalls the soldier’s minute,” James Marsden, game director at developer FuturLab, said. “We designed our game around that idea, allowing the player to plan actions backward and forward in time, choreographing an ensemble cast of characters to synchronize their actions during these crucial moments. The player gets to feel like the smart and sophisticated leader that Tommy is, so we think becoming the mastermind will resonate with fans of the show and gamers alike.”

“We were floored by James and Kirsty’s original idea for a Peaky Blinders game,” Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital, added. “At its heart, Peaky Blinders is a story about a family, and capturing the ability to control the Shelbys simultaneously across the game’s narrative is such a smart way to bring the show to life. The mechanic they’ve created to allow players to directly control Tommy, Arthur, Polly, John, Ada and Finn across one looping timeline opens up unique gameplay possibilities, stylishly brought to life in FuturLab’s trademark gorgeous art style. It’s a game that almost defies categorization – part action, part puzzle, part adventure, but all inventive.”

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is scheduled to launch this summer for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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