Four and a half years after its initial launch, FTL developer Subset Games returns to its awesome turn-based strategy game Into the Breach, with a heavily expanded Advanced Edition update for existing platforms to be released on July 19.
In Breach’s Advanced Edition update – which is free to all existing owners on Switch, Mac and PC – Ben Prunty introduces new squads, weapons, pilots (with new pilot skills), enemies, bosses, missions and new music. It also includes a new, more challenging difficulty setting, plus support for seven new languages.
In addition to the update for existing platforms, Into the Breach will also make its iOS and Android debut on July 19. This release includes the new Advanced Edition content and touchscreen support, but is only available to Netflix subscribers as part of the streaming service’s gradual transition to gaming.
Into the Breach, of course, was already a treat, even before the Advanced Edition promised. It is set in a distant future where humanity must avert the advance of giant monsters known as the Vek by deploying powerful mechs. It is an elegant, beautifully refined turn-based strategy game with miniature.
“Besides billiards and Whack-a-Mole and chess and American Football and everything else, Into the Breach is also FTL, in its delight in the glittering clockwork of failure, in its fascination with difficult choices, in surprising victories, in drastic variation. working its strange magic within tight constraints,” said Christian Donlan in his 2018 featured review. Breach is somehow also his own thing.”