Iconic pixel-art strategy game “Into the Breach” is getting a free expansion after years of dormancy, promising more robots to command, weapons to shoot and big monsters to beat.
The game is basically upgraded to “Into the Breach: Advanced Edition”, which will introduce around 40 weapons, the “Unfair” difficulty level, five robot squads and even more giant bugs in the form of normal and type targets. boss. Additionally, players will be able to use new pilots and take them on missions with new objectives.
Developer Subset Games released a trailer showcasing these new additions along with some surprise announcements at the end of the video.
“Into the Breach: Advanced Edition” is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch on July 19 as a free update to the base game. It will also be heading to mobile devices via Netflix Games on the same date.
The game’s pixel-art graphics mean that the vast majority of modern smartphones and tablets will be able to run it without too many problems. According to the trailer, the UI and controls seem to be quite optimized for small screen gaming.
Android and iOS users will be able to play “Into the Breach”, but only if they subscribe to Netflix’s game streaming service. It won’t be available on the respective app stores tied to each operating system, but it’s unclear if the game’s exclusivity is timed or not.
“Into the Breach” was well received when it launched in 2018. The game puts players on a mission to save the world from a race of alien insectoids called Vek using gigantic, heavily armed mechs. The premise is reminiscent of the Kaiju/Monster Movie subgenre but in the style of an isometric turn-based strategy game.
Although enemy attacks are telegraphed one turn in advance, the game’s clever AI is able to force players to make tough decisions about which casualties are most acceptable. “Into the Breach” does a good job of mimicking and implementing chess-like strategy in a relatively simple game about mechs and monsters.
The release of the free expansion may add even more depth to the game’s combat, something many fans have been asking for over the years.