FTL Devs Announce Kaiju-Defense, Tactical Mecha Game, Into The Breach

Subset Games (FTL) have revealed their next game, Into the Breach.

The game is essentially what a baby sired from Pacific Rim and Advance Wars would look like. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

You’ll be tasked with fighting off giant kaiju beasts in a bid to save the last bits of humanity. Levels pan out via randomly generated, turn-based battles.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • Defend the Cities: Civilian buildings power your mechs. Defend them from the Vek and watch your fire!
  • Perfect Your Strategy: All enemy attacks are telegraphed in minimalistic, turn-based combat. Analyze your opponent’s attack and come up with the perfect counter every turn.
  • Build the Ultimate Mech: Find powerful new weapons and unique pilots as you battle the Vek infestation across Corporate-Nation islands.
  • Another Chance: Failure is not an option. When you are defeated, send help back through time to save another timeline!

FTL composer Ben Prunty is returning to compose the game, accompanied by Chris Avellone – who is handling the script, world themes, and dialogue.

A release date was not announced, however for now you can view the game’s official website.

Brandon Orselli


Owner and Publisher at Niche Gamer and Nicchiban. Outlaw fighting for a better game industry. Pronouns: Patriarch, Guido, Olive.

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  1. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    February 10, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Brandon, the lack of reference to Super Robot Wars and its spinoffs has me sad. Also, a throwback to the granddaddy of them all, Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters!

  2. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    February 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve been wanting a game like this since I played Front Mission 3 and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

  3. Lucky
    February 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Wish the maps were bigger. Looks very simple, and dare I say mobile-like (three star mechanic?).

  4. XERW
    February 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Strong Advance Wars vibe here… well in ridiculously small map but hey!

  5. stobgopper
    February 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I like the small map, makes it feel chesslike.

    What worries me is the randomness, it constantly fucked me over in FTL.

  6. stobgopper
    February 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I like it though I wish it had more coloful super robot stuff.