Paradox Interactive and developer Iceflake Studios have announced as part of today’s Nintendo Direct Mini that Surviving the Aftermath is coming Nintendo Switch (alongside all the other platforms you’d expect) when it leaves Early Access and officially launches in Spring 2021.
The strategy game puts you in a post-apocalyptic future (really, at this point is there any other kind?) and tasks you with building a colony to avert disaster and restore civilisation to its former glory. Obviously, resources are limited what with the devastation and such, so you’ll have to grab every opportunity that presents itself in order to survive the…, well, the aftermath.
While the timing of this game might not be great for an audience looking for some escapism, the trailer (above) looks promising for sim and strategy fans, and there’s certainly plenty to keep you occupied in-game, as you can see from this list of key features highlighted in the official blurb:
No Place Like Home – Build and manage a colony of survivors after a world-ending event. Construct more than 61 unique buildings to handle everything from resource collection and farming to exploration and security.
Surviving Earth – Explore a vast procedurally generated world featuring six different biomes filled with resources, wildlife, rival societies and more. Each environment has different conditions that affect your colony’s survival. Stay vigilant: Natural disasters, dangerous animals, and bandits will put your survivors to the test.
Survival is my Specialty – Recruit over 80 unique Specialists, each with their own skills and motivations, to manage your colony’s resources and production. Send them beyond the Gate on scientific missions, scavenger runs, and to fight bandits.
Expect the Unexpected – Life in the aftermath requires you to make moral choices. You may not be able to control everything in your colony, but how you respond to situations and emergent events will shape the character of your new civilization.
Reputation Management – Every decision can have dire consequences on your colony’s survival. Your reputation with other societies will affect your ability to trade and can even affect your relationship with their leaders. Colonists have a mind of their own and will react to your choices.
Defend the Gate – Fortify your gates and protect your colony from rampaging animals and deadly bandits. Enemies who breach the gate will pour into your colony, wreaking havoc on everything in their wake. Take command of your specialists and drive the invaders back.
Surviving The Aftermath will launch on an as-yet-unspecified date in the spring and it’ll set you back $29.99 USD / £26.99 GBP / €29.99 EUR.
Played this in Early Access elsewhere? Let us know below if you’ve got the fortitude to face the aftermath, and survive it, below.