Dungeon crawler RPG fans can preorder Almost Human's Legend of Grimrock 2 today, and begin exploring it next month.
Two years ago, Legend of Grimrock showed us that dungeon crawlers of the 80s and 90s could return in a big way. Last year, developer Almost Human confirmed it was continuing the trend with a full-blown sequel, Legend of Grimrock 2. Now indie RPG fans can celebrate once again, because the game finally has a release date: Oct. 15 2014.
Adopting a similar story format of the original, Legend of Grimrock 2 follows a group of four prisoners who find themselves shipwrecked on the island of Nex. Not only is the surface of this island littered with ruins and shrines of an older civilization, it's also home to a massive underground network of dungeons and mines. To escape and find freedom, the four prisoners must overcome Nex's many challenges, designed by an "ominous mastermind of the island".
Based on the new trailer, Legend of Grimrock 2's Nex should offer an impressively varied environment, as well as a wide array of puzzles and enemy types. Like the original, Legend of Grimrock 2 will also include a custom Dungeon Editor, allowing players to create their own challenging scenarios using the sequel's resources. A preorder discount, which includes a Steam key and DRM-free version for $20.39, is available from the Legend of Grimrock website.
Source: Legend of Grimrock