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The Red Solstice 2: Survivors

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Ironward
Release Date: June 17, 2021

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'The Red Solstice 2: Survivors' Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2021 @ 8:46 a.m. PST

The Red Solstice 2: Survivors is built on the themes of the original action strategy game and upping the mood, gameplay, and strategy elements to new levels.

The Red Solstice 2: Survivors blends real-time tactical action with in-depth strategy and planning in a world where humanity’s last survivors are beset on every front. Join up to 7 friends in online co-op mode and struggle to survive as part of squad-based battles that mix the fast-paced action of Helldivers with the thoughtful strategy of games like X-COM.

Earth is destroyed but life still lingers and the player’s goal is simple... Make it out alive and help humanity survive.

It’s the year 117 After Earth, and corporations rush to secure dominance over the last remnants of humanity. It’s up to you to take command of your squad, fight the powers that be, and find a cure to the virus that threatens to end mankind.

Across both a deep strategy layer and engaging real-time combat missions, players need to think on their feet to survive in this hostile world and determine the fate of the planet. Choose your mission, design your load-out, then take to the battlefield and lead your squad to victory. Red Solstice 2: Survivors is playable in single-player or with up to seven friends where you plan your strategy to infiltrate a real-time tactical battlefield. 

Can you show cunning in combat to stay alive, and fight for the future of humankind?


505 Games is sending players on a mission to liberate Mars as the global publisher prepares to storm the red planet with developer Ironward’s Red Solstice 2: Survivors, launching on Steam for PC June 17 for $29.99.

Ahead of the game's launch, a Steam Playtest is set to start Friday, March 12 through Monday, March 15. Access to the Playtest can be requested through the Steam page.

“When we launched the original The Red Solstice years back, we were blown away by the massive amount of praise the game received from players,” said Hrvoje Horvatek, CEO, Ironward. “With Red Solstice 2, we are building upon elements that fans loved as we revisit Mars, giving players a single player and co-op experience as they chase to save the planet.  Red Solstice 2 is a true real time tactical battlefield game which means that players need to prepare, plan and adapt in the field with its given available assets in order to prevail against the enemy. Each mission will be randomly generated including each parameter of the level.”

Ironward’s focus with The Red Solstice 2: Survivors is iterating on the tight corridor combat of the original further to create what they truly believe is a great leap in claustrophobic isometric gameplay. Coupled with a focus on improved combat is the deep mood set by the sci-fi alien homage prevalent in design and a completely new layer of the strategy tools players will use in-game; adding technology development, resource collection, and world map combat mission choices.

Key Features:

  • Capture & Research: Capture mutants, add them to your bestiary and research powerful new technologies to become even stronger.
  • Survival strategy: Tactical combat missions are underpinned by a strong strategic layer that spans over time with a single goal: the survival of the human race. 
  • 8 player coop: Play solo or join up to seven friends; join existing campaigns or invite others to sign up to your own. Share research and resources, play together, and ensure the survival of the planet. 
  • Strategic base: Customize and evolve your character; research and upgrade new technologies and combat suits; prepare assets for deployment on the battlefield - artillery, tactical nukes, reinforcements, dropships and much more.
  • Tactical real-time combat: Deploy alone or with other players into tense real-time tactical battles. Manage your resources, explore an open map, and secure areas of safety. 
  • Fight the biomass infestation: Fight a spreading biomass that changes the environment and has a mind of its own.
  • Unique classes: Choose between 8 classes, each with a specific gameplay style and skills.
  • Hot Join: Call for mid-game reinforcements from your friends list, and have them drop down right into the midst of the chaos.
  • Dynamic single-player: Seamless transition between singleplayer and multiplayer, friends can join you with their own technologies or you can join and help them in theirs. Play campaign alone, get stuck, invite your friend and then defeat the enemy, or join your friend campaign anytime.
  • Strategy Layer: This is where you plan your next mission, establish communications, equip and manage your squad, and research new technologies.
  • Consequential Decisions: Faced with difficult decisions, saving innocents or rushing to capture that new technology. your decisions will influence how the world sees you. Choose carefully, Executor.

The Red Solstice 2: Survivors is coming to PC (Steam) on June 17, 2021.


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