If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Frozen Synapse 2 kicking in the door to August

Click click, bang bang

Turn-based tactical squad shooter Frozen Synapse 2 should launch some time in August, developers Mode 7 Games announced today, seven years after the first came out. The sequel is still focused on squad-based tactical action where all units and sides play their turns out simultaneously, but now it's built into an overarching strategic level of protecting a whole procedurally-generated futurecity and placating its many factions. Mode 7's Paul Kilduff-Taylor nods to X-Com: Apocalypse as an inspiration in a new half-hour gameplay video, while also showing off the turn-based murders and faction-juggling. Here, watch it below.

Coo, that's not half-bad. I've not paid much attention to FS2 over the past year, with its launch hanging so nebulously, but this is looking interesting as the release nears.

"August" is specific as Mode 7 get regarding the Steam launch, but let's go out on a limb and guess probably not tomorrow.

Our dearly departed Adam (RPS in peace) chatted with Mode 7 about FS2 back in 2016, including touching on that Apocalypse edge. The original is one of the best strategy games, according to us, so I'm certainly keen to discover what the extra strategy layers might add. August.

About the Author

Alice O'Connor avatar

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch