Although sort of announced a couple of weeks back, the sequel to 2014’s much-loved Door Kickers has now very much been confirmed by developers KillHouse Games. There’s quite a few stark changes this time around and while it’s expected to hit Early Access in Q4 2016, final release will be, in the developer’s words, done when it’s done.
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According to an announcement on the game’s website, Door Kickers 2 (or Door Kickers 2: Task Force North, to give it its Sunday name) will have you assuming a new role, this time heading up a Spec Ops military squadron who’re out to thwart a terrorist sect.
Weapons pack a little more oomph this time, as you might expect, and whereas shields and tasers now take a back seat, belt-fed guns and frag grenades very much grab the wheel. Extraction and insertion also play a more integral role as to how raids pan out; so too does stealth, should wish to engage in a nighttime siege.
Developers KillHouse admit that while new trooper classes, weapons, tool and gadgets will undoubtedly increase your strategical edge, one thing is constant: “You’ll live and you’ll die by your tactics…And then you’ll hit Restart and try again.”
Other proposed goodies include co-op multiplayer options on top of single-player and campaign modes, full modding support, an improved mission editor and “partial source code access.”
Again, Door Kickers 2 isn’t expected to land on Early Access until the last few months of 2016 but I’m already getting a wee bit excited.