We’ve had a ton of fun with Kerbal Space Program back in 2015, where you have to launch spaceships helmed by Kerbal astronauts to safety, or die trying. Except they’ll be doing the dying, not so much you. It’s like Lemmings for a new generation of gamers, but with a huge dash of space engineering and science in the mix.

Now we have a sequel incoming thanks to publishers Private Division and developers Star Theory Games. The game will be released in the first quarter of 2020 for US$59.99 on PC. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will be out shortly after.

The trailer below starts off serious with a nice indie band soundtrack, completely juxtaposed with the frequent accidents of the Kerbal astronauts. Funny stuff!

New features in the sequel include:

  • New planets to explore
  • New technologies to traverse the stars
  • The ability to establish colonies, all rooted in real-world science
  • Multiplayer modes
  • The ability to build without the constraints of planetary gravitation for the first time

Can’t wait to start tinkering around with spaceships and shuttles while praying the little Kerbals to make it through the first 10 times.

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