Official artwork and logo for Door Kickers 2: Task Force North

Door Kickers 2 was originally supposed to release in 2016, a mere two years after the original, though KillHouse Games ended up delaying its launch to 2017 in order to get everything nice and polished up. As you might imagine, the new release date didn't end up working out either. And as 2017 rolled over to 2018, new information about Door Kickers 2 became incredibly sparse, to the point that I simply wasn't even sure if it's actually in development anymore.

Thankfully, it would appear that my concerns were unfounded as KillHouse Games have just announced that not only is Door Kickers 2 still alive and kicking, but that it will be released onto Steam Early Access this year! The exact release date hasn't been revealed just yet, but you can expect to see it at some point in the second quarter of 2020.

In terms of features, Door Kickers 2 will be fully 3D instead of 2D, and will have a nearly fully destructible environments - perfect for those of you that love to carve (or explode) your own path forward. The action will still be real-time with the ability to pause at will, while the levels will be highly non-linear and will support a variety of playstyle, both defensive and suicidally aggressive.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this might look like in action, as well as what the newly forged 3D visuals are like, through the recently posted trailer. Have a peek:

Once a release date has been announced I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can learn more about Door Kickers 2, as well as follow any future developer updates, by hopping over to Steam.