Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, the officially licensed puzzle-adventure game developed by Futurlab and published by Curve Digital, will launch this summer on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Based on the multi-award winning show, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind will put players in control of the Shelby Gang, who aim to control the streets of Birmingham. Taking place before the first season of the show, the story will revolve around thwarting a plot to put Tommy Shelby out of business.
James Marsden, Game Director at Futurlab, has revealed that one of the core mechanics of Peaky Blinders: Mastermind was actually inspired by Tommy Shelby. “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,” he 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 synchronise their actions during these crucial moments.”
The result is that players are able to freely set each gang member’s path in Peaky Blinders: Mastermind‘s numerous scenarios, tweaking them where necessary to ensure that they’re all working in synchronicity. That’s the key to success.
Futurlab has even collaborated with UK art-rock band Feverist for the soundtrack for the game, who were previously involved with the soundtrack for the first series of the show. Their track The Secret is featured in the reveal trailer which you can watch below, and tomorrow the single Reveller from the upcoming soundtrack album will also be revealed.
We’ll keep you updated with the exact release date for Peaky Blinders: Mastermind when it is revealed.