Zodiac Legion is a turn-based tactical RPG featuring lethal combat, squad management and strategic elements. Lead your heroes through daring raids and forgotten ruins, defend your land in a time of conquest and betrayal, and master the secrets of volatile ancient magic to restore a realm torn apart by a fratricidal war.
Armies may capture territories, but it is the heroes that allow them to do so. You will command small parties of warriors on missions of infiltration, reconnaissance, exploration and sabotage. Whether delving into ancient structures in search of artifacts or assassinating an enemy general in the middle of a grand battle, your champions will need to face overwhelming odds, quickly accomplish their objectives and evacuate lest they are overrun. Those that survive will grow stronger. Yet the slightest mistakes will result in many of them becoming maimed, captured or killed.
Enemies will invade your land on all fronts, and you will need to take the battle to them. You will have to assess the importance of every event and intervene with your armies and champions according to your priorities. It is your duty to expand your demesne, respond to the needs of your people and take important diplomatic decisions. You will also have to research new powers and technology from arcane tomes recovered by your champions and manage powerful artifact sites with unique strategic functionalities.
Your heroes engage in open warfare only when it is unavoidable, as they are best suited for covert operations. Each mission gives you two teams to deploy and command as you see fit, with each approach carrying distinct gameplay differences and challenges based on your champions' abilities. While one team embarks on recon or provides a distraction, the other may use that to gain new options or advantages in combat. Auxiliary agents like spies can be used as well to grant yourself a better overview of the situation.
Those under your command are not born heroes. To reach their true potential, they will need to obtain magical artifacts and become attuned to the cosmic forces of the zodiac signs. But many of them may die before achieving greatness and return as vengeful fiends. The thirteen signs offer unique powers and specializations, transforming a simple warrior into a steadfast champion, further empowered by the dynamics of the sun and the moon. But most of this ancient lore and equipment is hidden in long-forgotten compounds buried deep beneath the earth, guarded by enchanted sentries and fearsome monstrosities. Taking control of these sites will be your heroes' main task.
Empires rise and fall, but in the world of Zodiac Legion this has a direct correlation with the fluctuations of magic stemming from the movements of astral bodies. As magic has recently been rediscovered, a powerful channeler found a way to empower his lieutenants through its use. Thus he formed the thirteen orders of the Zodiac to execute his will and claimed the title of Emperor. But to fully rebuild the Empire, he will need to claim the territories far beyond the Imperial Province. These regions are rich in forsaken arcane sites, and securing them would allow him to subjugate all to his bidding. As the lord of one such hinterland, the Emperor graciously offers you to conquer the provinces in his name. In return, your land will become a proud Imperial district. But the Emperor is easy to displease, and you may soon find yourself reuniting the Empire in a way different than originally anticipated.