Exciting news guys – Frozen Synapse Prime is planning its descent onto PlayStation®3 in Europe, America and Asia in November.
The definitive turn-based strategy game will be released together with Prime’s soundtrack, both on its own and in the Prime Soundtrack Edition bundle across all stores.
Prime was first released on the PlayStation Vita in September after almost two years of dedicated development from our awesome team. Achieving an 84 Metacritic, it was met with positive critical response from both press and fans and our team are delighted to be bringing it to PS3 in November.
Frozen Synapse Prime in a Nutshell
For those new to the game, Prime is an asynchronous turn-based strategy game that allows players to take on multiple matches simultaneously. It also features a rich single player campaign set within a dystopian future, where you take on the role of a tactician to a resistance group attempting to prevent an evil corporation from taking over a city.
In Prime, players on two separate teams plot paths and issue orders to their squad members, creating a plan on a turn-by-turn basis. They can simulate the plan before committing to it but players then commit to them fully; this is called “Priming” a turn. Both plans are then played out and the resulting combat ensues!
Players will learn to develop their own strategies and try to predict those of their opponent in order to be the ultimate victor. There are various match types in Prime, meaning a player can be faced with various objectives, whether they need to predict their opponent’s strategy, wipe them out or complete a set of match objectives. The mind games between players are what keep it interesting, combine this with randomly generated maps, distinct match types and a very open combat system and this guarantees that no two matches will ever be the same.
For a quick look at what to expect from the PS3 version, check out the trailer here
Not too long ago, we put together a series of tutorial videos based on the PlayStation Vita version to give players an understanding of what to expect in Prime. From a combat perspective the videos cover everything from planning and engaging, controlling a map, covering your team to how to gain advantage by combining the strengths of your units. Finally, with the combat system understood the multiplayer videos shows the unique game modes that can all be played at the same time given Prime’s asynchronous style of play.
Feel free to follow the developer on Twitter @DoubleElevenLtd where the team will be ready to answer questions when the game hits PlayStation® Network in November!