With a demo this month.
Syntʜᴇtik: Legiᴏɴ Rɪsɪɴg wᴀs a ᴛᴏp-ᴅᴏwn 2D rogueʟɪᴋᴇ shooter wɪᴛh ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ᴡᴇapᴏɴ-hᴀɴdlɪɴg ᴍᴇchᴀɴics ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴍᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇnt-bᴀsed recᴏɪʟ ᴀɴd ᴀᴄᴛive reloadɪɴg, plᴜs sᴏᴍᴇ ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴍᴇᴀᴛy ɢᴜɴ sᴏunds. It wᴀs ᴡᴇll-ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇd ʙᴀᴄᴋ ɪɴ 2018, wɪᴛh a ᴜser rᴀᴛɪɴg ᴏꜰ Overwʜᴇlmɪɴgly Posɪᴛive ᴏɴ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ. Berlɪɴ studio Fʟᴏᴡ Fire Gaᴍᴇs hᴀs ᴀɴɴᴏunced thᴀᴛ tʜᴇ sequel, Syntʜᴇtik 2, ᴡɪʟʟ ʙᴇ arrivɪɴg ɪɴ Early Access ᴏɴ Augᴜst 19 wɪᴛh a ꜰᴜʟʟ releᴀse plᴀɴned ꜰᴏʀ 2022.
Based on the gameplay trailer above, two minutes of "alpha footage raw combat", the most significant change is that it's gone to a 3D isometric view. Otherwise Synthetik 2 still seems to be broadly the same game of deleting dudes into satisfying big red Xes with guns that hit like a hammer. Fire Flow says Synthetik 2 will have new classes, weapons, and items, the co-op will be bumped up to four players instead of just two, and it'll have integrated modding support.
In advance of its August Early Access release, a demo of Synthetik 2 will be playable during the Steam Next Fest, giving us access to two classes plus "custom class building", a floor full of bad guys to shoot and a boss fight to cap it off. That'll be available on June 16.