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Frostpunk 2 Announced with New Trailer

Frostpunk 2 moves the power source from coal to oil.
Frostpunk 2 moves the power source from coal to oil. / Photo courtesy of 11 bit studios

11 bit studios announced Frostpunk 2, the sequel to its post-apocalyptic survival city-builder, with a new trailer released Thursday.

"30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard, Earth still finds itself in the midst of an unforgiving, icy climate," reads the description for the trailer. "In Frostpunk's next installment, players will once again take on the role of leader in a metropolis, where they'll be searching for new sources of power."

The first game focused on the extraction of coal as a source for energy and warmth. In the sequel, the focus will shift to oil extraction. The trailer also appears to indicate not everyone is happy with that change, and there are undercurrents of the threat of rebellion.

11 bit studios has yet to announce a release date for the game, but it is available to wishlist on Steam, the Epic Games Store and GOG.

The original Frostpunk was a unique city builder, forcing players to make difficult decisions in their attempts to survive the apocalypse. It's been made free to play on Steam from Aug. 12 to Aug. 16.