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Frozen Synapse: Tactics announced for PS3 and Vita

Brings turn-based strategy, asynchronous multiplayer to Vita.

Critically-acclaimed turn-based strategy game Frozen Synapse will be coming to PS3 and Vita later this year as Frozen Synapse: Tactics, where it will be published and co-developed by LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Double Eleven.

Sadly no screenshots have been released for Frozen Synapse: Tactics, so all we have to go on is this concept art.

"Frozen Synapse for us represents some of the best work coming out of the UK and onto the PC. We know there's also a great console game in there as well waiting to be realised," said Double Eleven COO Mark South. He then added, "We don't want to give too much away yet, but I will say that Frozen Synapse: Tactics is not simply a transition of the original onto console; we will be giving it a complete Double Eleven makeover."

What does that mean exactly? According to Double Eleven's official site, it will be redoing the art, though it's unclear what this new version will look like or how much it will be tampered with. Art director Demi Gounari merely stated, "our vision is to reinvent the game's aesthetics and interactivity in the same way that Mode7 reinvented strategy gaming with this title."

We also know that this enhanced version will keep the original's asynchronous multiplayer feature, so players can juggle multiple games between friends. "[Frozen Synapse's] revolutionary play style works exceptionally well in multiplayer, offering a whole new competitive model that is perfect for the Vita," the studio noted. "Users can play multiple games concurrently, making it unlike any other online experience on the platform."

"We have put our trust in Double Eleven to translate our original vision for a PlayStation audience," said Mode 7 co-founder Paul Taylor. "They have impressed us with their commitment to creating a completely new version for Sony's awesome hardware. We can't wait to see what they come up with."

Our Alec Meer gave the original Frozen Synapse a glowing 9/10 in his review. "Frozen Synapse takes the old, the stuffy and the traditionally glacial and it makes it brand new, instant and brutal," he wrote. "It's such an achievement."

Watch the trailer of the original Frozen Synapse below.

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