Indie strategy-RPG This War of Mine is one of the most thought-provoking war games of the decade, and to celebrate its five year anniversary, 11 Bit Studios have released a free update called Final Cut.

The Final Cut update adds a new character and a new scenario, as well as incorporating all of the location content from the Stories DLC into the base game. Other minor improvements include supporting a 64-bit version, a 21:9 widescreen ratio, and adjustments to the menu for 4K resolutions.

“We wanted to put the last touch to this phenomenon. The phenomenon, which made us who we are today as a team, equally in terms of creative fearlessness and business direction, and helped us pave our further way,” said Przemyslaw Marszał, art director, 11 Bit Studios. “Fantastic support from the gaming community was a huge part of that success, so it was without any doubt that this update must be free. We think of the Final Cut as a closing episode to the one-of-a-kind series This War of Mine has been. It will remain precious to our hearts and I don’t know what ideas the future will bring but Final Cut is final by no means. The creative minds in our studio, who were with the game up to this point, started to pursue new challenges. So we’re excited about what’s coming.”

If you want to play This War of Mine without the extra content added in (but still with bug fixes and patches), you can activate the 1.0 vanilla version. To play the original 2014 version, you’ll need to right click on the game in your Steam library, click on Properties, then to the Betas tab, and select ‘vanilla’ from the drop down menu. Then close the window and wait for the game to update.

This War of Mine: Final Cut is available on PC (Steam, GoG). It’s rated M for Mature.

Eric Watson

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