Snowcastle Games have announced action RPG Earthlock 2, and sequel to their turn-based RPG Earthlock.
“Earthlock 2 takes place in the same world, but will be a completely different experience compared to the first Earthlock, which was a turn-based RPG. Earthlock 2 will have real time combat, and without revealing too much, fans and newcomers alike can expect a dynamic and unique experience providing the player with meaningful choices that will allow them to leave their mark on the world.
For those who haven’t seen Earthlock before, the game takes place on the planet Umbra which has stopped spinning. This means half of the world is perpetually scorched in sunlight, while the other half is completely shrouded in darkness. Along the center where the two zones meet, is another area that gets the best of both worlds.”
The change from turn-based to action RPG is not the only change between the first game. While the first game was made in Unity, the sequel is made in Unreal Engine.
“We were using Unity for Earthlock 1, and for the team it was a massive decision to leave the eight years invested in that engine behind,” Stang explains. “It took the team quite some time to get up to speed with the new engine but no one on the team now regrets that decision. […] Earthlock 2 is a much more ambitious project than Earthlock 1, and we want to make use of the next generation consoles as best we can.”
You can find the teaser trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
The Earthlock series is set on the planet of Umbra, which has stopped spinning on its axis, meaning half of the world is completely shrouded in darkness, while the other half is constantly baked in sunlight. Along the border in the middle, there is an area that gets the best of both worlds. The game’s story centres around a group of friends who must set out to find and rescue their missing family members.
Earthlock 2 will be an open-world action RPG with complex interlocking systems that work together to offer players extensive freedom to customise their own experience.
Earthlock 2 launches 2022 for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.