Into The Breach’s free advanced edition update lands on Switch today

Into The Breach’s free advanced edition update lands on Switch today

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If you, like us, have been waiting to jump back to Subset Games’ sci-fi strategy RPG, Into the Breach, today is your lucky day. A brand new update, labeled “Advanced Edition”, was launched today and promises to expand the excellent turn-based tactical title in various ways.

By combining new mechanisms, weapons, challenges and pilots, the free update will appeal to both new players and long-term fans who have played since the game was launched back in 2018. The annoying Vek will not know what hit them!

For a summary of what is included in the update, check out Subset’s official release below:

New machines and weapons: Five new mech teams and almost forty new weapons.

New challenges: More enemies, more bosses and more mission goals that provide extra challenge and variety to any race.

New pilot skills: The expanded roster includes four new pilots and triples the amount of skills a pilot can achieve through campaigns.

While the new update sounds exciting, it seems that the method of installing it may require a small amount of tactics in itself. Don’t worry, this is not as complicated as taking on an alien on your own, but if the update does not download automatically, you may need to open the game’s options on the Nintendo Switch home screen and manually check for a software update.

For those new to Into the Breach, imagine Mario + Rabbits: Kingdom Battle meets Halo’s bug-crushing, armor-bearing technology, all beaten through with a classic 16-bit art style and you’re not a million miles away. Now, it may not sound like a video game cocktail you want to try, but trust us, it’s well worth taking a sip. We gave the game a 9/10 in our review, and called the game “some of the very best you’ll find in the strategy genre on Switch”.

This new update comes at the same time as the release of the mobile version of the game on Apple and Android. With a physical release scheduled for October this year, 2022 looks set to be a big year for Into the Breach.

Are you excited to see all the expansion that the latest update brings? Or maybe you’re heading into the game for the first time? Let us know in the comments!

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