Developer IronOak Video games’ great tabletop-RPG-meets-digital-board-game journey For The King is getting a sequel, and it will be making its strategy to PC a while subsequent 12 months.
The unique For The King, when you’re unfamiliar, was a totally entertaining (if generally brutally difficult) mix of acquainted RPG stables – suppose dungeon crawling, questing, turn-based exploration and fight, loot acquisition, and so forth – streamlined right into a light-hearted, optionally co-operative rogue-like journey.
Greater than something, it was a splendidly designed little story generator – encompassing all the things from haunted carnivals to suffocating jungles – with sufficient potential combos throughout its shifting components to really feel sufficiently totally different every run.
“When you’re a fan of tabletop RPGs and have a few sadistic buddies to maintain you firm,” mentioned Eurogamer contributor Vikki Blake in her assessment, “it is a Kraken little recreation that is positive to thrill – and dismay – in equal measures.”
All of which brings us to IronOak’s newly introduced For The King 2, which, on the face of it, appears to be like to ship a really comparable expertise to its predecessor. Nevertheless, alongside a brand new story – which pits gamers towards the dominion of Fahrul’s tyrannical queen – the sequel guarantees expanded co-op for as much as 4 gamers (together with on-line), and a larger concentrate on strategic choice making and sophistication, armour and weapon customisation.
There are additionally new biomes, and a brand new artstyle that, judging by the announcement trailer above, manages to retain the environment of the unique’s great low-poly aesthetic whereas shifting towards one thing a bit extra detailed.
There is not any phrase on a console launch simply but, however count on extra particulars as For The King 2’s 2023 launch on PC approaches.