Eko Software and 505 Games today confirmed that the sequel to this months Games with Gold title, surprise indie hit How to Survive, is not only on its way but will be hitting Steam early access before the end of the year.
Taking place in the universe of the successful first game, this new title offers more advanced graphics, hundreds of objects to craft, all with the appropriate backdrop of the French Quarter of New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana.
Several months have passed since the episode in the archipelago of Los Riscos. Now the infection has spread and turned into a global pandemic. All around the world people are trying to survive from day to day, hoping regain a semblance of normal life. The player starts the adventure in Louisiana; to maximize your chances of survival, you will have to build a secure camp and quickly develop your ability to survive in this hostile environment.
How to Survive 2 will include co-op of up to 4 players simultaneously, while 16 players in total can join your camp.
Crafting and levelling returns in force, with expanded inventory and blueprint lists, and an even more elaborate skill tree than before. Build, upgrade and protect your camp from zombie incursions.
Although at this stage there is no word of a console version on the cards, the success of the first title in the series could indicate a repeat of form, with a console version appearing quite soon after its pc release.
I have reached out to the PR teams at 505 Games and Eko Software for further information. For now, lets hope they can see the benefit of a multi-platform release and enjoy the prospect of once again following the sage advice of Kovac as we face off against the hordes.