Frostpunk 2 has been officially announced! The construction hit from 2018 thus has its long-awaited successor. In line with the announcement, there is not only the first image material, but also an atmospheric trailer that reminds you directly why the first Frostpunk made many players swallow more than once:
Frostpunk 2 – Check out the announcement trailer for the tough survival building game
Everything we know about Frostpunk 2 so far
Release: When does Frostpunk 2 appear?
Story: What is Frostpunk 2 about?
Back to the Ice Age: The developers at 11 bit Studios have not yet revealed much about an overarching framework. What is certain, however, is that nothing has changed in the global misery. Even 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard, the entire planet continues to be plagued by an icy climate that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction.
Again you slip into the almost ungrateful role of the leader of a settlement, which you develop into a metropolis as the game progresses. Ingrateful because that puts a great deal of responsibility on your shoulders, which you like in the first Frostpunk Churning hard decisions demanded.
You can expect great playful freedom, but it also has its downsides. You can design the ever-growing city according to your wishes and also influence the society that lives in it from a social point of view – but you also have to live with the resulting consequences!
Our strategy fox Maurice explains in his video why Frostpunk has become a real masterpiece at the latest with the DLCs released after the launch:
Frostpunk with DLC – One of the best building games you can play right now
Innovations: What’s new in Frostpunk 2?
The developers are still keeping a low profile on the specific innovations in the tried and tested gameplay formula. But a statement by co-director Jakub Stokalski makes you sit up and take notice and make it pretty clear where the journey should go:
“We now have the human resources to focus on all aspects of the game from scale to production quality to the quality of the user experience. Our ambition is to develop more than just a successor.”
Frostpunk 2 is supposed to get bigger in every way. Stokalski continues this vision: Politics, society, technological progress – every aspect of the predecessor should be expanded and given even more depth. In addition, the Man’s conflict against his own nature play an important role.
Oil as a new resource: A gameplay innovation is already indicated: While in Frostpunk coal was the most important resource to avoid death by freezing, 30 years later everything revolves around the dear oil. The industrial focus will be on extracting it from the frozen earth. This is also evident in the latest edition of the New London Courrier:
The move away from coal and towards oil is of course a groundbreaking decision for society as a whole. Therefore, this decision will have not only supporters but also opponents that you will face.
Frostpunk can be played for free for a short time
To celebrate the day, the developers have come up with a present for all those curious among you who have never played the series debut. Because Frostpunk is dated August 12, 2021 to August 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. Free to play on Steam.
However, a look at the numbers suggests that many of you already own Frostpunk. Because according to the studio, the game already has sold over three million times. If you’re interested in how the indie hit came about, you should definitely check out this making-of:
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When we will see more information and the first real gameplay of Frostpunk 2 remains to be seen. We’ll keep you up to date!
Are you happy about the announcement of Frostpunk 2 or does it leave you cold? How many hours have you already spent with your predecessor? Please write us in the comments!