Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory is set to arrive later this year

Cyanide Studio and Black Shamrock's adaptation of the cult-classic tabletop roleplaying game is now due to arrive later in the year.

As per the official Steam page for the Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, "Traitors are everywhere, plotting to destroy The Computer, Alpha Complex itself, and our precious way of life. Identify them, report them – or eliminate them as the treasonous scum they are. Keep your laser handy!"

"You lead a team of Troubleshooters with RED security clearance. Your job is to find trouble – and shoot it. Friend Computer monitors your every move, alert for any sign of treason, and will undoubtedly reward you for prompt and heroic action in defence of Alpha Complex – or punish treasonable acts, possibly by assigning you to be used as reactor shielding."

The development teams behind the game promise a "tactical combat system with active pause inspired by classic CRPG games", unique character progression through cloning and the ability to choose your specialisations through 16 available skills.

The release window was announced alongside a new trailer for the game, which can be seen below:

Anecdotally, some of the best tabletop gaming experiences of my youth involved the shenanigans that Paranoia's uniquely weird science-fiction setting provided for - so I'm pretty excited to see that setting realized, even if the single-player focus does suggest less backstabbing and betrayal will be involved. 

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory is due for release on PC and consoles in 2019.

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