Sinister Design's Craig Stern sends along this intriguing new gameplay footage from his upcoming multiplayer turn-based strategy title Telepath Tactics.

Set in the same universe as Stern's Telepath RPG series, Telepath Tactics features a variety of multiplayer-focused gameplay modes (including asynchronous matches via e-mail), and offers numerous character types, each of which has its own strengths and special abilities in battle. The gameplay recalls Sega's Shining Force series, mixed with a bit of Advance Wars -- as a fan of both, I definitely approve of the direction this one's taking!

Telepath Tactics is set for release by the end of the year for Windows, Mac, and Linux.