Revisit the Cold World of FROSTPUNK in THE LAST AUTUMN DLC and New Gameplay Footage
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
There's no denying that Frostpunk is one of the most successful projects in 11 bit studios' portfolio, so it's not surprising that the Polish developer is expanding the game's frozen universe, starting with the upcoming Last Autumn expansion.
In the Last Autumn DLC, you will have the chance to experience the last peaceful (and most importantly, warm) moments before the sudden beginning of a deadly ice age. Quite interestingly, the studio claims that we will actually learn new details on "the tragic turn of events that lead to the grim world of Frostpunk" — which sounds like quite an undertaking for a DLC that's not even stand-alone.
According to 11 bit, The Last Autumn is all about "vastly expanding upon the Frostpunk universe by introducing a brand new scenario, the expansion content also introduces game-changing new mechanics, unique architecture, and broaden's the game's deep lore and narrative."
Your main mission in The Last Autumn is simple — taking care of the generator that heats Frostpunk's main city. The construction is localised far from civilisation, so it's up to you (and your team of scientists) to make sure that the machine keeps working. Given that it's a prequel, I'm willing to guess that no matter what the player does, the cataclysm is inevitable and there's no way to alter the main (depressing) story.
11 bit studios has released over 10 minutes of new The Last Autumn gameplay footage — featuring Frostpunk Project Lead Jakub Stokalski's audio commentary — so be sure to check it out down below:
The Last Autumn is a turning point in the Frostpunk universe. Revealing the restless events of Site 113 and its struggle to construct the generator before the freezing veil shrouds the Earth, this prequel expansion broadens the Frostpunk universe by introducing a new environment, new Books of Laws and unique technologies, and presents a range of new buildings — all of which let you shape society and the city in unconventional ways. Leading a group of engineers working on one of the world’s greatest technological marvels - a Generator - will require adapting your strategy to extraordinary situations. As the leader of Site 113, hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. For Queen and Country!
Frostpunk: The Last Autumn is coming to PC (via Steam and GOG) on the 21st of January.