New release: Queen of Thieves

Celso Riva of Winter Wolves has written in to announce the release of Queen of Thieves, a hybrid dating sim / RPG. You play as three sisters, exploring catacombs, robbing the wealthy, and attempting to shack up with various folks around town (which, let’s be honest, most of us try to do in regular RPGs anyway).

So, here’s the narrative premise:

For a long time, the three sisters Joanne, Kira and Thalia were on their own, living their separate lives. They believed their mother Arianna, the Queen of Thieves, to be dead, executed twenty years ago in the town of Ahkra by the villainous Lord Raul Capello.

One day, their father Lysander calls them to Ahkra. He has big news: their mother, and his wife, could still be alive! At least, that’s what a mysterious figure is telling him. They seem to be the only one who knows what’s really going on, and they’re willing to help the sisters, for a price.

They’ll need to follow in their mother’s footsteps, robbing from the rich to meet the increasingly outrageous demands of their mysterious benefactor.

Here’s the trailer, which shows off the game’s art style quite effectively:

Among the reported features of Queen of Thieves, we have:

  • simplified RPG combat and gameplay
  • meet new people, 6 of whom might become more than friends
  • beautiful manga artwork
  • an original soundtrack with a theme song

Queen of Thieves is $24.99; you can snag it direct from the developer, or try a free demo: Windows, Mac, and Linux. Riva states that a mobile version is planned for release later this year, as well as a Steam release.

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