Romero Games’ upcoming crime-timer Empire of Sin will let you go to war on the streets of 1920s Chicago as one of 14 unique “bosses,” many of these bosses are based on real-world historical figures.
There’s Al Capone, the Irish mobster Dean O’Banion, and the Harlem racketeer Stephanie St. Clair, and there’s also a woman named Elvira.
“Elvira is a woman of around 60 to 70. She doesn’t like to discuss her age. She’s also a real person, Elvira is from Sonora, Mexico, and ran brothels and had an entire empire. In real life, she made it as far as Tucson, Arizona, but I decided I liked her enough to bring her to Chicago. And, as an aside, she was actually John’s great grandmother.” Game director Brenda Romero said in a recent interview
“It’s not the first time. Like, he shot at his own head in Doom 2. This is kind of a family trade, right?”
Empire of Sin is expected to be out in spring 2020.