Oh yes, Into The Breach Is Coming Back, Baby

Oh yes, Into The Breach Is Coming Back, Baby ...

Into the Breach is one of the greatest turn-based tactics games of all time, so it was an absolute pleasure earlier today to hear that it is on course to be updated with all kinds of new information.

Netflix is preparing to release a mobile version of the game, a blessing for public transit users everywhereevery edition of Into the Breach, irrespective of platform, will be updated to the Advanced Edition.

In an unusually worded post from Subset Games developers, the news was revealed:

So, a mobile version is coming out on July 19 for anyone with a Netflix subscription, and all of the Advanced Edition content will be included already. On the same day the Advanced Edition will be released as a game update for all other platforms, making sure everyone gets to play the same game.

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What''s actually included in this release? Thousands of things (see above). There are 40 new weapons, five new mech squads, new bosses, new enemies, new music, new mission objectives, and an Unfair difficulty mode, which sounds downright ominous. Oh, and the mobile version is getting an interface tweak so it works better on smaller touchscreens.

If you have never played the game, here''s Riley''s fantastic review of the game from 2018:

Into the Breach requires thinking through your actions, not just one turn or round, but throughout the whole game. It allows you see into the present, knowing what each enemy will do. But I also didnt know what I would do to mess things up, what errors Id make, and why Id disregard it. Despite these, these methods were never quite erased the reminder of my mistakes.

And it''s a game that completely eliminated my top of 2018 list.

Into the Breach, a puzzle game with turn-based tactical trappings, has the most agonising end turn button in all video games. Its a delight how it can distill both genres down to their own uniqueness, with narrative and rewards that encourage endless replays.