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Phobies is an upcoming turn-based strategy game set to release in early 2022

The turn-based strategy releases next year!

Developer Smoking Gun Interactive has announced the release of all fears onto mobile in early 2022 with Phobies. This will be a turn-based strategy game set in the surreal realm of the human subconscious. Founded by the creative talents behind the first title in the legendary Company of Heroes series, Smoking Gun has returned to its strategy roots with the frightfully delightful Phobies.

Phobies will make players jump into a weird and wonderful world full of their worst nightmares with cross-play support. Collect over 120 monster cards, and build a deck of fearsome “Phobies”. Each of these phobies comes with its own unique powers, before unleashing them in turn-based tactical battles across various environments.

Phobies will let players dive into turn-based battles

In Phobies, players will get to command a selection of haunting creatures in deep strategic one-on-one battles. From creepy clowns to rampaging robots, every Phobie offers its own distinct strengths and synergies. Every one of these energies must be mastered to gain a tactical edge.

Once players build and upgrade a collection of Phobies to suit their strategy, they’ll face off against opponents from around the world. These matches will take place across a host of interactive hex-based combat arenas.

Phobies release
Image via Smoking Gun Interactive

Each Phobie comes armed with a scarily-strong set of attacks and abilities which can be upgraded and unleashed on the enemy. For example, there is a phobie named Sleeping Gas, a dangerously fluffy Phobie that produces a deadly cloud of toxic gas capable of damaging multiple enemies at once. Then there’s Grave Digger, who can send enemies to the grave as well as dig up the battlefield by destroying obstacles in the way to change the terrain of the battlefield.

Moreover, there will be phobies turn-based battles that will occur in various environments and layouts. Each of these exciting battles will be posing its own strategic challenge. Taking and holding Panic Points on each map is the key to victory, with each one controlled dealing out damage to the opponent’s heart HP at the start of their turn.

Phobies release
Image via Smoking Gun Interactive

Battles can be played out in real-time in the Arena Battle Mode or over more extended periods through the Async Battle Mode. Whichever game mode is chosen,  victory conditions remain the same – destroy all enemy Phobies on the battlefield or reduce the enemy’s HP to zero. Here are the key features that this game will bring to the players.

  • Layered hex-based strategy gameplay that ensures no two matches are alike
  • Explore and master the  unique abilities of each  terrifying Phobie in the single-player campaign
  • Take a turn wherever and whenever is convenient with the Async Battle Mode; never miss a turn
  • Experience real-time PvP mayhem where skill and timing are crucial to victory in the Arena Battle Mode
  • Collect, deploy and upgrade over 120 Phobies, each with their tactical playstyle making for devilishly delightful combos
  • Expand your collection through booster packs as new Phobies continue to be added to the roster

Strategy game fans can look forward to collecting chicken legs when Phobies will release on both iOS and Android devices in early 2022. In the meantime, keep an eye on this space as we will be giving out more information on the game as it starts rolling out for players across the globe.

Are you excited to play Phobies which is set to release in early 2022? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below!

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