11 bit studios has released a new trailer for The Last Autumn, the latest expansion for Frostpunk. The Last Autumn is out now, available for purchase on its own or as part of Frostpunk’s season pass.
The Last Autumn acts as a prequel to the events of Frostpunk’s story, occurring during the years leading up to the endless winter seen in the game’s main campaign. In the expansion, you’ll witness how the never-ending frost began to blanket the landscape and also build the massive generator that your Frostpunk society will one day use to keep their city warm. The expansion also adds a new Endless Mode variant, Builders, which provides different set-ups you’ll have to face.
As The Last Autumn takes place prior to the events of Frostpunk, the expansion offers new features, which are outlined below.
New Features Available In The Last Autumn
- Two new Books of Laws allowing players to shape their society in previously unknown ways
- New threats and issues to deal with, such as toxic gases and workers going on strike
- Influence society in creative new ways, from establishing labor unions to outright manipulation
- New technology tree to unlock, inventions to discover, and resources to obtain
- 25 new buildings to construct, such as docks, a telegraph station, and a labor union building
- New social classes, including Convicts–a cheap and obedient workforce.
Though Frostpunk can be a fairly depressing experience, it’s one of GameSpot’s must-play PC games of 2018 for how well it balances the satisfaction of city management building with the risk vs. reward of its consequence-driven storytelling. Frostpunk is now included in Xbox Game Pass, so you can try the game “for free” if you already have a subscription before considering whether you want to buy The Last Autumn.
In GameSpot’s Frostpunk review, Daniel Starkey gave the game a 9/10, writing, “Frostpunk is among the best overall takes on the survival city builder to date. Its theming and consistency create a powerful narrative through-line that binds your actions around the struggle to hold onto humanity in uncertain times. Hope is a qualified good, but you may not always be strong enough (or clever enough) to shelter that flame from the cold.”
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Author: Jordan Ramée