We've had our eyes on the upcoming turn-based strategy game Breach & Clear for quite some time now. In a nutshell, it's a squad-centric military tactics game where you control a group of elite soldiers and, well, both breach and clear various locales to root out bad guys. A new launch trailer shows off some more of the game that we haven't already seen:

The truly interesting thing about Breach & Clear is it's one of the few (or maybe the only?) big-name game that I've heard of recently where they dramatically changed course and decided to make it a paid premium title instead of free to play. I'm extremely curious how this is going to work out, as it's usually both obvious and very clunky when developers decide to change their game to free to play at the last minute. It'll be curious to see how it works the other way around.

Anyway, Breach & Clear is being released on the 18th for $1.99. If things work how they normally do, this means we'll have the game on our greasy-screened iPhones and iPads at 11:00 PM Eastern this Wednesday.

  • hourglass

    Looks like an alien-less XCOM.

    • http://ask.fm/MidianGTX MidianGTX

      Looks like an X-Com designed to run on mobile.

      • hourglass

        XCOM is on the App Store. It was designed to run on mobile.

  • chriscambell

    I'm really pumped for this one. Can't wait to take it for a spin!

  • speedyph
  • Eidaven

    This looks cool. I'm glad they went premium. I think I might actually pick this one up. I need something new to pry me away from Avenger's Alliance...

  • JaysUsernam

    Looks great, and I like the reference to progression and perks.

  • mutts

    Dmn steam summer sale and great Mobile releases aaargh to many choiches

    • Bool Zero

      Tell me about it...

  • FIFTHSUN2012

    Day one chaching!!...I mean swipe!!!...er, oh yeah enter password!!!

  • Bool Zero

    I thought the price was going to be $3.99, not that I am complaining! Either price point works for me! This looks good to me, kind of reminds me of a reimagined version of the old S.W.A.T. and the old Rainbow Six planning modes! Its a buy for me, besides I am a sucker for tactical games, I buy pretty much anything that looks good enough in the genre as its a genre that works well on touch screens!

  • Jake7905

    2 bucks for a game like this usually means an insta-buy for me, but the switch from freemium to premium has me worried. Don't get me wrong, I love the move, I'm just worried that such a quick change might be mostly cosmetic and that this will end up being a pay-to-win game with an entry fee. We'll know by Thursday.

    • Bool Zero

      Honestly, it is far easier to turn a game from freemium to premium than vice versa... The latter involves balancing and pacing restrictions, where as the former means that you just have to make a traditionally balanced game without the need to further balance it to an secondary model wrapped around economics. When it comes down to it, making a premium game just involves traditional game design principles that don't involve manipulating a subsystem to entice money. I you go to the forums even the devs and their publishers were behind the move and they have gone on the record claiming how much easier it was to design the game without having to worry about wrapping it around a dual IAP currency economic model.

      • Jake7905

        My main concern was that there would be some leftovers from the freemium design. If it's as simple to remove as you're telling me, I'll be buying this by the weekend. The reaction on the TA forum will be my guide.

    • ZarieoZ

      My main concern would be the price point. 1.99$ might mean that there will be IAP, when they said they'll go premium, I thought something like xcom, no IAP at all. Will wait & see, hope being cheap doesn't mean it will be infested with IAP.

      • Jake7905

        That was exactly my point. Is it completely premium, or is it freemium with a price tag?

      • ZarieoZ

        Guess we'll have to wait & see. Good thing it's only two days wait, no more 😉

  • Morgan01

    So now it's a premium title. Does this mean that there will be IAPs?

  • TheEvilRobot

    Too bad it won't work on ipod 4.

    I still might might buy it, cause if I get a new ipod I can always play on that and 1.99 is a good deal.

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  • jForsythe

    I wonder when the coming soon maps will be here.?
    Does anyone know.?

  • CacciaCM

    I really admire how the combat has been distilled into this simple core of move and aim, breach and clear.
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