What you need to know
- Frostpunk is the critically acclaimed city-builder blended with strategy that required players to build a functioning society around a giant furnace following an icy catastrophe.
- 11 Bit Studios announced in 2022 that Frostpunk would be getting a sequel.
- Frostpunk 2 was given a proper cinematic trailer and 2024 release window during the 2023 PC Gaming Show.
Frostpunk released in 2018 to critical acclaim and effectively carved a niche for itself among city-builders and strategy games alike. With such a positive reception, it seemed like a no brainer that 11 Bit Studios would take players back to the frozen wasteland of The City once again. Frostpunk 2 was officially announced in August 2022, and now we've gotten our first look at the game via a trailer at the PC Gaming Show.
Frostpunk 2 will take place 30 years after the blizzard that set into motion the events of the first title. While the neverending frost and maintenance of the live-giving Generator remains a prominent concern, the City itself will become a bigger focus of management for the sequel. As the citizens around the generator are struggling to keep a steady cache of necessary supplies the ever present noose of oppression begins to tighten, causing inner squabbles as the bonding instinct to survive begins to wane.
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