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Turn-Based Tactics Into the Breach: Advanced Edition - mech tactics game from FTL devs with Chris Avellone writing

Gandalf

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I was playing FTL today and was wondering if the guys who made it are alive. It looks like they're alive and just updated ItB with an update. Holy smokes, what a time to be alive.
 

lightbane

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Finally, this took too long. Of course the first new character shown is a LGTBshit violet-dangerhair, but thankfully you can simply not pick that pilot.
 

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As glad as I am to hear about this, I'm still mildly apprehensive about ITB Advanced Edition. The game famously had a difficult development process and they only managed to make it work by cutting everything except the core game by the time it was released. The core game is VERY good though, and it has room for more meat around the bones, so maybe they've found ways to make this work after getting some distance from the original release.

There's some screenshots and stuff in the press kit at their site. 4 new pilots, 5 new squads, lots of new tools and enemies. The new stuff seems very powerful, and they've included a new 'Unfair' difficulty mode. Hopefully things stay balanced and the old stuff remains viable in the Advanced Edition as well.
 

ValeVelKal

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Pretty cool surprise considering how long ago it came out, but unfortunately it sounds like they didn't do anything to improve the main weakness of the game, which is the barebones progression system/strategy layer in between battles.
Three more levels of progression for the pilots could go a long way.
 

Black

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More grid defense!
 

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Arcane
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Hey hey:



https://subsetgames.com/itb_ae.html

Into the Breach Advanced Edition is now available


We are excited to announce the free Advanced Edition update for Into the Breach, coming out on July 19th! Nearly every aspect of the game will be expanded with new content.

Heatsinkers



New weapons


New Mechs and Weapons: Five new mech squads and nearly forty new weapons.

New Challenges: More enemies, more bosses, and more mission objectives that add additional challenge and variety to any run.

New Pilot Abilities: The expanded roster includes four new pilots and triple the amount of skills any pilot can earn through promotions.


Heatsinkers


We’ll be elaborating on all of this new content over the coming weeks before launch and can’t wait for everyone to check it out.

Netflix release

Alongside the Advanced Edition, we will also be bringing Into the Breach to Android and iOS devices! We have partnered with Netflix for this mobile version, so it will be free to play on both phone and tablet devices for everyone with a Netflix subscription.
The mobile version is unaltered in its content, containing the same game found on other platforms (including the Advanced Edition content). The touch interface was revisited and redesigned to ensure an excellent experience on smaller touch devices like phones.

Into the Breach Physical Release

Into the Breach will be getting a physical Switch version coming out in October 2022. Pre-orders and more information can be found on Fangamer here: fanga.me/r/into-the-breach-physical
Into the Breach will be adding support for 7 more languages, bringing us up to 17 languages supported! The new languages are Arabic, Thai, Swedish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Spanish (Latin American).

Downloading right now :happytrollboy:
 

Bednarz

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Into the Breach: Advanced Edition Update - Now Available!
Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

Advanced Edition is a free major content update that will be available on all platforms today!

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The following is the primary change list, but there’s a lot of small bug-fixes and tweaks here and there.

Major Additions
  • 5 New squads & 15 new squad achievements!
  • 7 new Vek, 3 new Psions, & 10 new boss battles!
  • 12 new missions & 3 new bonus mission goals!
  • 4 New pilots & 10 new random pilot abilities!
  • 39 New weapons & equipment!
  • 2 new music tracks from composer Ben Prunty!
  • Even more challenging difficulty mode, Unfair Mode!
  • 7 New Languages! (Arabic, Thai, Swedish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Latin American Spanish)

Other Changes
  • Optional Content Toggles
    - All of the new content (enemies, pilot skills, etc) other than balance changes are possible to turn off if you would like the base-game content experience.
  • Weapon reactor usage reduced
    - We wanted to encourage players to immediately try out equipment they find, so we reduced the reactor power to equip most gear.
  • Store Changes
    - Since you can now instantly equip most weapons without needing an additional reactor core, the reputation cost to purchase weapons has increased by 1 and the store options are limited in the first 2 islands.
  • New weapon mechanic: KO effects
    - Certain weapons will trigger an additional effect if the primary target is killed by the attack.
  • New tile mechanic: Cracking
    - Certain weapons will cause the ground to crack. If the tile is damaged again, it will shatter, destroying the tile and anything standing on it!
  • New status effect: Boost
    - This will increase the next attack’s damage by 1. Highly effective for AoE attacks!
  • Unlocking Squads with Coins Change
    - The cost of unlocking squads with coins has been reduced to account for the extra squads.

Unfair Mode Tips
This mode is for veterans looking for even more of a challenge but it might require different strategies than you're used to.
  • There will be many more situations where damage is inevitable so it’ll be more important to take losses strategically - depending on the situation, it might be better to lose grid power, sacrifice a pilot, or fail a mission objective.
  • Grid power gains are doubled which means it’s much easier to pull back from the brink of defeat. Don’t give up after a few setbacks.
  • There is a limit to how many Vek can spawn so sometimes it’s more advantageous to leave some weak Vek alive rather than wiping them out early.
 

Sarathiour

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  • Weapon reactor usage reduced
    - We wanted to encourage players to immediately try out equipment they find, so we reduced the reactor power to equip most gear.
  • Store Changes
    - Since you can now instantly equip most weapons without needing an additional reactor core, the reputation cost to purchase weapons has increased by 1 and the store options are limited in the first 2 islands.
Haven't played the update yet, but this seems pretty great.

It was often mandatory to spend you first star on reactor uppgrade before anything else, unless you had an ultra gimmicky mech that needed a weapon change for something less memey.
 

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New squads are pretty cool. In comparison, the old ones feel very "straightforward".

Mist, Heat and Cataclysm squads are sort of updated versions of Smoke, Fire and Judoka squads. The other two are based on minions: the Bomb squad should be very powerful (that Swap mech...), but I find it hard to master; the Spider squad, on the other hand, seems a bit gimmicky and underpowered compared to the others.

The Mist and Heat are my favourite, for the moment. The first has the amazing mind control mech, which is extremely useful (it can be used on allies too, and it neglects web, resulting very helpful to free them from Vek spiders), and the offensive mechs are very strong; the "heal-with-smoke" mechanic is very handy too.
The Heat squad is tons of fun. Starting with the Zoltan pilot with 2 inner cores, you can basically set the entire map on fire from the beginning, damaging enemies AND empowering allies thanks to the new Boost mechanic. Quick-Fire, in particular, is very strong: it's a sort of Janus Cannon, but it's actually usable, since you can direct the two shots. Incidentally, the Heat squad has also the coolest mechs:incline:


The new level-up abilities add much more variety and randomness compared to the base game, which had only four options, and only two were really useful (+1 move and +1 core).
 
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Reality

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Still think it's too easy and doesn't rise above puzzle box status. The devs dud fix my bugged save file after I pinged about it tho so that was nice
 

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