Frostpunk 2 Plunges You Back Into A Polar Apocalypse

Can You Make The Decisions Necessary To Survive?

Frostpunk 2

Frostpunk froze a lot of players to their chairs when it released in 2018. Combining elements of city building, strategy, and resource management. It dropped you onto a frozen planet where climate change had destroyed all but the last remnants of society. You had to use every tool at your disposal to keep your remnant of humanity alive. Now the team at 11 bit studios are working to bring you Frostpunk 2.

Set thirty years after the original, Frostpunk 2 finds humanity still fighting for survival. With the new age of coal ending, humanity has turned to conquering Frostland for potential oil extraction as their new savior.

Frostpunk 2

Frostpunk 2’s co-director Jakub Stokalski promises even more difficult choices are ahead. “What players should expect is a wide universe of choices, freedom to shape the society and the city however they see fit – and reap the consequences. Frostpunk 2 builds on the conflicts of its predecessor – survival vs human values, life vs the arctic frost. But most importantly, it adds a new layer that is present in many aspects of the game – be it politics, be it society, be it technological progress – the conflict between humans and their nature.”

With the team at 11 bit studios ramping up to have nearly 70 staff, they’re ready to freeze us again. No date has been provided but you can check out the first cinematic trailer for Frostpunk 2 below. So far the game is only confirmed for PC but console versions of the original followed a year after a PC release so hopefully the same will happen here. You can also check out the original game for free on Steam from today until August 16th. If you’re unsure if the series is for you, now is as good a time as any to find out.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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