Back in the big city, Police Chief Jack Boyd, the protagonist of This Is the Police, was too deeply mired in bureaucracy to pay much attention to field tactics. But in Sharpwood, a cold frontier town where a young woman named Lilly Reed has recently become sheriff, you’ll need to take a new approach: you’ll have to take your cops under direct control during particularly difficult and dangerous missions.
In such situations, the game will switch to a new turn-based combat mode. Gather a team of your finest policemen (or use your drunk and stupid bums — you don’t always have the luxury of being choosy!). Take up advantageous positions — and don’t forget: the police are supposed to arrest suspects, not kill them. You’ll have to carefully study the terrain, constantly adapt your plans, stealthily approach your suspects and use non-lethal weapons and equipment — unless, of course, you bartered them for a dozen cans of tuna. Sometimes gunfights are almost impossible to avoid, but be careful: This Is the Police 2 doesn’t have hit points. A single bullet can cost a cop his life.
Interpret the law as you see fit in This Is the Police 2, sequel to the acclaimed noir drama This Is the Police! Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, investigate, interrogate, incarcerate, make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself! – in this story-driven mixture of adventure and strategy, set in a cold border town riven with violence.
Welcome to Sharpwood, where people know their neighbors by name and faithfully keep to their traditions, no matter how barbaric those traditions might be. Smugglers, gangs, and screaming populists call this town their home. Despair grows like a cancer, hand in hand with violence. It’s a hell of a job for the new sheriff, Lilly Reed (voiced by Sarah Hamilton, of the celebrated adventure saga The Longest Journey). She’s struggling to maintain order and peace, while her subordinates are uncouth men who aren’t used to taking commands from a young woman. But everything changes when a mysterious stranger calling himself Warren Nash appears in Sharpwood. And no one knows what he’ll bring to the town: salvation or perdition.
By the way, This Is the Police 2 will be released later this year on PC/macOS, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Finally, you can play This Is the Police in a brand-new sandbox mode: everyone who has finished the story can jump right into an endless madness. Infinite number of days, leaderboard, new randomly-generated investigations, dynamic difficulty, 200+ new crimes, and more! Survive as long as you can, and soon we’re going to find out the best police chief on the planet (or the most corrupt one).
And yes, you can rename your cops from the initial set. But try to be reasonable. Fartman Jr. isn’t a name.
Also, we know that there’s a lot of Japanese gamers interested in This Is the Police, so we are happy to announce that they can enjoy the game in their native language starting, well, right now. Have fun!
Obviously a lot of people prefer to play games in their native language, and we know that This Is the Police has a lot of fans (or wannabe-fans!) far beyond English-speaking, German-speaking and Russian-speaking countries. So we’re working on more languages, and today we’re happy to release Portuguese-Brazil and French versions! Chinese and Spanish are coming next, so stay tuned for more news!
But wait, there is more. Since the game was released in August, and only now, in October, we’re starting to add more languages (shame on us), we want to give you guys something special. So as a thank you for your incredible patience and amazing support we’ve prepared an exclusive criminal gang (which means +3 investigations) for each additional language. People playing Portuguese-Brazil version will be able to catch a gang named ‘Circo Mambembe’, and for our French-speaking players there is ’Uterus Magna’ gang (no, really, that’s how they call themselves, there is nothing we can do about it). But if you’re playing TITP in English, German or Russian, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t getting your own sweet piece of free new content: ‘Wheels of Empire’ gang is waiting for you!
Oh, and no, we didn’t forget about the sandbox mode: it’s coming very soon and, of course, going to be a free update for everyone.