Frostpunk 2 has been announced, a sequel to the hit city building survival game. Set some thirty years after the original game, expect it to challenge you in many of the same ways, as you struggle to lead a society facing all the challenges of a volcanic winter.
Where Frostpunk was set in the age of coal power, the sequel has moved on to an era of oil extraction, potentially giving new hope for the survivors that you are leading. That will come with its own challenges, and the announcement trailer adds a fanatical religious tone to the societal strife that you will face.
Jakub Stokalski, Frostpunk 2 Co-Director, explained some of his vision for the new game:
“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”.
Frostpunk first released for PC in 2018 before a Console Edition arrived a year later. The sequel looks like it will follow a similar path, with the game confirmed for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG.com. No release window has been set, but fingers crossed it’s not years away.
Looking back at that first game, Jason wrote in our Frostpunk review:
“Frostpunk is a horrifyingly playable post-apocalyptic survival game that demands more out of you than most games ever could. Each decision and each sacrifice you make is hard on your city and on you. There are so many impossible choices and no win situations that the game is almost hard to play, but it’s so compelling that you will be unable to step away from it. The only real negative is the sheer overwhelming nature of the world the game is set in, and really that is more of a compliment to the designers than anything else.”
Source: press release