Frostpunk 2 official artwork and logo

While I greatly enjoyed my time with Frostpunk, it's one of those games that I find really difficult to return to. This is mostly because each challenge Frostpunk presents you with is so daunting that by the time you solve it you've become an expert in your field, which as you might imagine kind of takes the edge off any subsequent playthroughs.

With all of that in mind, I am delighted to say that 11 bit studios have just announced a solution to my little problem - a fancy new sequel! Frostpunk 2 will take place 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard and will have you tackle the problems of an increasingly divided society, all the while trying to keep everyone from freezing to death through the newly introduced oil extraction industry.

The exact details are still few and far between, but you can get a pretty good idea of the sort of tone Frostpunk 2 is going for through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander:

Similarly, no release date has been announced just yet. As it stands, we don't even have a rough estimate, so if I were to hazard a guess I'd say Frostpunk 2 will most likely arrive in either late 2022 or at some point in 2023.

I do have one big of good news to deliver, however, and that is the simple fact that the original Frostpunk is currently free to try out. Simply head on over to Steam, download the game, and you'll be able to personally destroy civilization over and over again throughout the next two days.

Have fun, and once we get more details on Frostpunk 2, ideally alongside a gameplay trailer, I'll make sure to let you know.