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Frozen Synapse moving to consoles

Frozen Synapse moving to consoles

Frozen Synapse wowed critics in 2011 with its asynchronous multiplayer and interesting twist on traditional strategy titles.

A version of asynchronous top-down PC strategy title Frozen Synapse has been announced for the Playsation 3 and Playstation Vita.

Frozen Synapse: Tactics is scheduled for a 2013 release and will be published and co-developed by Double Eleven, the developers behind LittleBigPlanet Vita. Original Frozen Synapse developer Mode 7 is happy to be working with the studio.

'We have put our trust in Double Eleven to translate our original vision for a Playstation audience. They have impressed us with their commitment to creating a completely new version for Sony's awesome hardware,' said Mode 7 managing director and co-founder Paul Taylor.

Double Eleven will be producing new artwork for the game but it is not clear how the new version will differ as the studio's art director has stated that they wish to reinvent the game's aesthetics.

'Frozen Synapse: Tactics is not simply a transition of the original onto console, we will be giving it a complete Double Eleven makeover,' said Double Eleven chief operating officer Mark South.

The original Frozen Synapse was released in 2011 and clocked up several very high review scores across different gaming media outlets. To date, the game has sold more than 430,000 copies and it has also featured in Humble Indie Bundle promotions.

An expansion pack, Frozen Synapse Red, was released last year and introduced a co-op mode as well as a new single player campaign.

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ashchap 5th February 2013, 13:59 Quote
Is that the actual poster for it? it gives completely the wrong impression about what the game is about!

it looks like they are trying to mislead console gamers into buying a non FPS game...
Sloth 5th February 2013, 21:02 Quote
Love Frozen Synapse but could never really get into it since no one else I knew played. Hopefully this'll help the game gather a larger following. It's also exciting to see how the new art design turns out, it could use something a little more varied and detailed as the world of smooth blue walls and floors gets stale after a bit.
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Originally Posted by ashchap
Is that the actual poster for it? it gives completely the wrong impression about what the game is about!

it looks like they are trying to mislead console gamers into buying a non FPS game...
Odd, I didn't get that impression at all. The man is pretty non-descript and you can barely see he's holding a gun, it's far more understated than what you see for FPS games like Crysis or BF3 where it's obvious you'll be playing as the guy on the box. Given that the word "tactics" is part of the title it seems natural to assume it'll be a strategy game and he just serves to give an idea of the settings and units. The title could be a little more obvious, though. It doesn't get the name stuck in people's heads to look up and buy later.
dolphie 6th February 2013, 05:14 Quote
I thought it was ok in small doses, but it pales in comparison to the strategy games we used to get 10-20 years ago. It made me just want to replay Jagged Alliance, Xcom, Syndicate, etc. But maybe if they can afford a bigger budget in the future they could make something like that.
alecamused 6th February 2013, 07:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by ashchap
Is that the actual poster for it? it gives completely the wrong impression about what the game is about!

it looks like they are trying to mislead console gamers into buying a non FPS game...

or maybe when they say
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we will be giving it a complete Double Eleven makeover
what they mean is, "let's turn it into a fps"? :)
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