Legion Rising was a top-down 2D roguelike shooter with extensive weapon-handling systems such as movement-based recoil and dynamic reloading, as well as some really meaty gun noises. It was well-received in 2018, with an Overwhelmingly Positive user rating on Steam. Flow Fire Games, based in Berlin, has announced that the sequel, Synthetik 2, will be available in Early Access on August 19, with a full release scheduled for 2022.
The most major change, according to the gameplay teaser above, two minutes of “alpha video raw battle,” is that it’s gone to a 3D isometric view. Otherwise, Synthetik 2 appears to be the same game of erasing men into gratifying huge red Xes with guns that hit like hammers. According to Fire Flow, Synthetik 2 will have new classes, weapons, and equipment, as well as a four-player co-op instead of just two, and integrated modding support.
A demo of Synthetik 2 will be accessible during the Steam Next Fest in advance of its August Early Access release, offering us access to two classes plus “custom class construction,” a level full of bad dudes to shoot, and a boss fight to top it all off. It will be released on June 16th.