This is the Police 2 THQ Nordic Weappy Studio

This is the Police 2 Welcome to Sharpwood Trailer Drops

This is the Police 2 Welcome to Sharpwood is described as a tragicomic, panoramic audio-visual painting

THQ Nordic has released a gritty new trailer for Weappy Studio’s upcoming adventure/strategy game titled, rather ominously, This is the Police 2 Welcome to Sharpwood.

Described by the publisher as a tragicomic, panoramic audio-visual painting, the new trailer sets the scene perfectly for the next instalment of the somewhat divisive series, giving us another glimpse at the game’s band of corrupt cops and bloodthirsty criminals, as well as the unremittingly bleak setting of Sharpwood itself. All of which ties in perfectly with the official description of this frigid border town:

Sharpwood is a cold place, a desolate place. Corruption spreads, violence escalates. Local cults gain more power, as do criminal gangs. And the Police? Well, everybody has to make a living, right? So To serve and protect – but whom? And who can you trust, if some criminals also wear a badge? Welcome to Sharpwood.

This is the Police 2 Welcome to Sharpwood is Suitably Depressing

As with the original, This is the Police 2 merges the adventure and management genres to create something wholly different from the norm. However, this time around, the development team were able to employ the lessons learned from the first game to improve the tactical aspects of the forthcoming sequel. Which, as far as combat is concerned, means:

Every challenge requires the player’s direct participation on a tactical combat scene, and the outcomes will depend on every decision you make. Now your subordinates aren’t just a resource; they are living people with their own strengths, weaknesses, fears and prejudices, and you’ll have to reckon with all these things in order to survive.

This is the Police 2 Welcome to Sharpwood didn't touch on the combat, but was suitably bleak nonetheless

PC players will be able to nab a digital copy of This is the Police 2 in just a few days’ time (2nd August), however, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait until the Autumn before they can get in on the action.