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Frozen Synapse 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Mode 7 Games
Release Date: August 2018

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'Frozen Synapse 2' Gets Final Polishing, Planned For August - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 31, 2018 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT

Frozen Synapse 2 is a top-down simultaneous-turn-based tactical game where you command your squads in a vast procedurally generated city: enter any building, perform any mission, execute any strategy.

Players control an elite strike team of futuristic soldiers, from shotgunners and snipers to grenadiers and machine-gunners. Matches take place on procedurally generated, virtual environments, or players can create their own, choosing the amount of rooms, walls, windows, cover and so forth in the creation area. All battlegrounds are fully-destructible.

Players plot paths and issue orders for their units, aiming to predict their opponent’s strategies or complete the match objectives. Both teams commit their plans for each turn, we call this ‘Priming’, and the outcome of that turn is then played out, resulting in awesome fire-fights, exploding walls and cinematic kill cams.

In single player, Frozen Synapse 2 features a vast procedurally generated city. Enter any building, engage any target anywhere on the define your own strategy. The city is a living system, with many AI-controlled factions vying for control. Each faction has its own personality and behaviour; each responds differently to your actions.

Frozen Synapse 2 should come out in August.

We don't know exactly when yet, but this is ok to announce.  Perhaps it'll make people argue slightly less about it on our Steam community, but we don't hold out too much hope.  The game is currently undergoing final bug and balance testing, as well as a last beta round for gameplay purposes - we'll hold it back if there are any significant issues but don't anticipate anything at the moment.

"Frozen Synapse 2 is the culmination of everyhing we've done since we started Mode 7.  It's got a proven tactical core with a big, systemic strategic overworld and I hope this gameplay video presents an honest, full depiction of the scope we've managed to achieve.  We're being very open about the nature of the game because we truly believe there's enough in there for the content to stand on its own.  If people don't like this we're probably going to quit and start an alpaca farm instead.

We're desperate to get anyone who enjoyed the first game to check it out, as well as anyone who is interested in large-scale strategy games

We have big plans to continue working on the game after launch, so we really hope it gains the traction we need to do that."

Choose to collaborate or betray; rob banks or establish a delicate political accord: it’s up to you. Investigate the mysterious force which is making incursions into the city while trying to establish your own power base in this complex and treacherous futuristic world.

In single player, new stealth gameplay allows you to sneak into buildings undetected, or cause panic when a security guard spots your squad.

Frozen Synapse 2 features all of the classic multiplayer modes from the original game as well as new ways to outwit your opponents.

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