Double Eleven announces Frozen Synapse: Tactics for PS Vita/PS3

#1LuminescentRulePosted 2/1/2013 6:33:33 AM
Double Eleven will be working with Mode 7 on a console version of Frozen Synapse. The new title, ‘Frozen Synapse: Tactics’, will be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita via the PSN store.

Full press release here:

February 1st, 2013

Frozen Synapse: Tactics Announced


Double Eleven are bringing Frozen Synapse to PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita.

After recently announcing their new digital publishing branch - D11 Games - Double Eleven have now revealed that they will be working with Mode 7 on a console version of Frozen Synapse. The new title, Frozen Synapse: Tactics, will be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita via the PSN™ store.

Originally released in 2011, the critically praised Frozen Synapse has sold over 430,000 copies to date. Its unique style of gameplay offers something new to the strategy gaming genre and is a refreshing change from modern traditional RTSs.

“Frozen Synapse for us represents some of the best work coming out of the UK and onto the PC. We know there’s also a great console game in there as well waiting to be realised.” said Mark South, COO for Double Eleven.

Demi Gounari, Art Director on the new project, said “We are thrilled to be working on Frozen Synapse; our vision is to reinvent the game’s aesthetics and interactivity in the same way that Mode7 reinvented strategy gaming with this title.”

Mark added that “we don’t want to give too much away yet, but I will say that Frozen Synapse: Tactics is not simply a transition of the original onto console; we will be giving it a complete Double Eleven makeover.”

Paul Taylor, the co-founder and joint MD of Mode 7, said, “Frozen Synapse proved that turn-based strategy doesn't have to be about people with misguided beards prodding tanks into lonely hexagons. We have put our trust in Double Eleven to translate our original vision for a PlayStation audience; they have impressed us with their commitment to creating a completely new version for Sony's awesome hardware. We can't wait to see what they come up with.”

Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said “We have a fantastic relationship with Double Eleven and have supported their publishing model of bringing hit indie IPs to our platform. As Double Eleven’s first self-published game, after releasing LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, they have chosen a perfect title for PlayStation.”

Frozen Synapse: Tactics is scheduled for release in 2013. Keep an eye on our website, Twitter and Facebook page for updates.


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#2GeassMasterPosted 2/1/2013 6:34:41 AM
I got the Steam version of this for free last year during the Steam Christmas sale. It's pretty damn good, hope it translates well into the console space.
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#3Lord_VishanaPosted 2/1/2013 8:37:12 AM
Never heard of this series before, however this sounds interesting. I'm assuming it's not a SRPG like Tactics Ogre or Jeanne D'Arc though right?
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#4MetalZoicPosted 2/1/2013 8:59:31 AM
Just watched some vids and read up on this a bit and I have to say, for a game I didn't even know existed an hour ago I am now pretty excited for it.

The gameplay of it sounds pretty fantastic. Really looking forward to it, thanks TC.
#5RotuhiiriPosted 2/1/2013 9:03:21 AM
PC version has an 85 on Metacritic so it might be worth keeping an eye on.
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#6TerotrousPosted 2/1/2013 9:03:32 AM
I wish all these titles weren't PSN store only. I simply can't see any reason to buy any game from the PSN store if Steam is also available.
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#7PrinnyGod_Posted 2/1/2013 9:11:49 AM
From: Lord_Vishana | #003
Never heard of this series before, however this sounds interesting. I'm assuming it's not a SRPG like Tactics Ogre or Jeanne D'Arc though right?


If I remember correctly its a squad based RTS.
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#8MetalZoicPosted 2/1/2013 9:11:56 AM
Terotrous posted...
I wish all these titles weren't PSN store only. I simply can't see any reason to buy any game from the PSN store if Steam is also available.


I don't understand what you're saying. Wouldn't the main reason be so that you can play it on the Vita? How would the difference between physical and digital versions impact a steam version in any way at all?
#9JRDeBoPosted 2/1/2013 10:18:16 AM(edited)
This is pretty much chess with guns. Depending on if you are playing dark (you can't see your opponent unless you have line of sight) or light (you can always see where your opponent is) the game play is very different. Trying to guess how your opponent is going to move and properly countering it is important when playing light. Playing in dark is very different. You will see where your opponent will start, but after that, you are blind. Meaning you end up playing a very cautious game while still having to try to be aggressive.

This game is SLOW, you might take 30 minutes to set one five second turn. Constantly testing what you think your opponent is going to do vs what you want to do (you both take your turn at the same time). I had one match take two days to finish because we both were taking HOURS to set one turn. You can (and should) have multiple games going at one time if you play like this.

I know I did a piss poor job explaining the game, but any questions I'll try to answer.
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#10OtakuGameraPosted 2/1/2013 10:19:46 AM
so it's a multiplayer strategy game? interesting, im always up for a good game of chess
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