Don your Newsboy Cap and sharpen up on your Brummie accent because there’s a Peaky Blinders game on the way. Publisher Curve Digital has announced Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, a puzzle-adventure game based on the popular TV show about gangsters in early 20th century Birmingham, England. It’s coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC sometime this summer.
Developed by FuturLab–a British studio known for creating Velocity 2X–Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is set right before the first season of the BBC show. You’ll join the Shelby family criminal organisation, as the game taps into Tommy’s penchant for planning complex scenarios in his head: forming strategies and taking control of key members of the Shelby family in the thick of the action.
“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,” explains James Marsden, game director at FuturLab. “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 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.”