Into The Breach’s free Advanced Edition update hits Switch today

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If, like us, you’ve been waiting to return to Subset Games’ sci-fi strategy RPG, Into the Breach, then today is your lucky day. A brand new update, titled “Advanced Edition”, was released today and promises to expand the excellent turn-based tactical title in a number of ways.

Combining new mechs, weapons, challenges, and pilots, the free update will appeal to both new players and longtime fans who have been playing since the game launched in 2018. Those pesky Vek won’t know what hit them!

For a summary of what’s included in the update, check out the official release from Subset below:

New Mechs and Weapons: Five new mech squads and nearly forty new weapons.

New Challenges: More enemies, more bosses, and more mission objectives that add extra challenge and variety to any run.

New Pilot Abilities: The expanded roster includes four new pilots and triples the number of skills any pilot can earn through promotions.

Although the new update sounds exciting, it seems that the installation method might require a small amount of tactics on its own. Don’t worry, it’s not as complex as tackling alien treasure alone, but if the update isn’t automatically downloaded, you may need to open the game options on the screen. Nintendo Switch home screen and manually check for software update.

For those new to Into the Breach, consider Mario + Rabbits: Kingdom Battle meets bug tech and wearing armor from Halo, all in classic 16-bit art style and you’re not a million miles away. It might not sound like a video game cocktail you’d want to try, but believe us, it’s worth taking a sip. We gave the game a 9/10 in our review, calling its gameplay “some of the best you’ll find in the strategy genre on the Switch.”

This new update comes at the same time as the release of the mobile edition of the game on Apple and Android. With a physical release slated for October this year, 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for Into the Breach.

Are you excited to see all the expansion brought by the recent update? Or are you getting into the game for the first time? Let us know in the comments!

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