This Is The Police landed on PC and Mac back in the summer of 2016, delivering a competent police adventure noir wrapped around a light management simulator. The game’s sparse art style, downtempo jazz soundtrack, and noir genre trappings helped to cover for its shortcomings on the management side of things. Protagonist Jack Boyd, voiced by video game legend John St. John, often spent more time fighting bureaucracy than fighting crime on the streets. After the events of the first game, Boyd finds himself in the town of Sharpwood for This Is The Police 2. THQ Nordic’s sequel will be arriving on PCs, consoles, and the Nintendo Switch portable later this year and a new trailer has been released that gives a glimpse of the major changes and additions to the series police management gameplay.
While Jack Boyd simply dispatched his officers for calls in the first game, This Is The Police 2 is adding additional layers to the experience in the form of turn-based combat within the criminal encounters. You will make calls on how your officers handle each dispatch, attempting to keep the streets clean and your officers alive, unless their deaths could be beneficial in the grander scheme.
Like the first game, expect the experience to be drenched in a thick fog of corruption, Prepare yourself for more crime, more snow, and more jazz later this year when This Is The Police 2 has its official release.