Curve Digital and IronOak Games have announced For the King 2, a sequel to the popular turn-based RPG-roguelite hybrid. The sequel will build on the original's gameplay and will be available for PC via Steam sometime next year.
What do we know about For the King 2?
Back in 2020, Curve Digital acquired For the King developer IronOak Games. Now, it looks like that partnership is bearing fruit, as the two studios have announced For the King 2, a followup to the 2018 original. This game will see you control a band of outlaws and rebels as you attempt to bring an end to the oppressive reign of the Queen. You can take a look at the brand new For the King 2 announcement trailer, which shows off some of the game's charming tabletop-style aesthetics, right here.
As you might expect, For the King 2 will build on the gameplay foundation created by the original For the King. Just like before, it'll mix strategy gameplay with turn-based JRPG-style battling and roguelite systems, with a greater emphasis on gear and class strategy this time. You'll be able to choose your party from a variety of classes and team up with your friends in either local or online multiplayer. As you play, you'll unlock permanent upgrades for your party, so you won't need to worry too much if a run goes south (which, given that the combat is being advertised as "brutal", is not unlikely). For the King 2 will also feature a new, updated art style based around Civilization-style hexes (although we're pretty sure nobody is going to be building Sinnoh in this one), as well as new biomes and music to enjoy.
When is the For the King 2 release date?
Right now, we don't have a specific For the King 2 release date. The game is due to launch sometime in 2023, with developer IronOak Games still "working on new features and changes" to deliver the best possible experience. The wait should be worth it, though; if the game is anywhere near as successful as the first one, then we can likely expect similar DLC releases and expansion packs, so hopefully, this will be a project that IronOak and Curve will support for a while after its launch.
You can wishlist For the King 2 right now on Steam if you like the look of it. The original game is also available on Steam right now, where it'll set you back $19.99 or your local equivalent. Given that the first game made its way to consoles as well, we wouldn't be surprised to see a For the King 2 console announcement in the near future, although we'll have to wait and see whether that materializes. We'll bring you more on For the King 2 as soon as we get it.