Subset Games, the makers of the popular game FTL: Faster Than Light, have announced the upcoming release date for their latest game Into the Breach, a title that mixes up roguelike and tactical RPG elements.
It is scheduled to be released for Windows PC on February 27, 2018. There will also be versions release for Mac and Linux as well, but that won't be until a later date. Consoles and mobile devices are also being considered but the team has nothing to announce regarding that at this time.
Here is a rundown of the game:
The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL.
- Defend the Cities: Civilian buildings power your mechs. Defend them from the Vek and watch your fire!
- Perfect Your Strategy: All enemy attacks are telegraphed in minimalistic, turn-based combat. Analyze your opponent’s attack and come up with the perfect counter every turn.
- Build the Ultimate Mech: Find powerful new weapons and unique pilots as you battle the Vek infestation across Corporate-Nation islands.
- Another Chance: Failure is not an option. When you are defeated, send help back through time to save another timeline!
Sounds an awful lot like Pacific Rim, which I'm all for.
Into the Breach will also feature a script from industry veteran Chris Avellone (Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment) and a score by composer Ben Prunty (FTL).