Tooth and Tail screenshot of a large battle

Tooth and Tail is an upcoming real-time strategy game from the developers of Monaco, though it does have a couple of twists that set it apart from the rest of the genre. First and foremost, the four factions are all sentient animals that are currently waging a bloody civil war in order to decide who gets to eat, and who gets to be eaten. So instead of the usual RTS units you'll be marching onward with an army of flame-throwing boars, mustard gas-lobbing skunks, and other such lovely combinations.

Since the concept is completely and utterly bizarre, perhaps it would be a good idea for you to check out the recently posted cinematic trailer. The video doesn't really showcase much gameplay, but it does a rather good job of explaining the storyline and setting the proper mood. Have a look:

Besides a lengthy singleplayer campaign that will delve into the above-mentioned storyline, Tooth and Tail will also have fast-paced multiplayer. Since you will be able to personally customize each of the factions, and since most multiplayer matches will only last 5-12 minutes, the goal is to have each battle revolve around actual strategy and adaptation, rather than just following an optimal 'build order'. Whether Tooth and Tail will manage to do what so many other RTS games have failed, only time will tell, but its certainly an interesting idea.

Tooth and Tail will be coming to PlayStation 4, Steam, and GOG on September 12th. To learn more I would recommend heading over to either the official website or Steam. And finally, allow me to send you off with a couple of images:

Tooth and Tail screenshot of a base attack

Tooth and Tail screenshot of the various seasons

Tooth and Tail screenshot of the Trench Gang