Alongside the announcement of Jagged Alliance 3, a new Spongebob game and a look at the strange Destroy All Humans! 2 remaster, the publisher THQ Nordic have today revealed three other upcoming titles at their digital showcase event. This includes Outcast 2 - A New Beginning, a surprise sequel to the critically acclaimed 1999 RPG Outcast. For truly dedicated fans however, this announcement of this cult classic revival might not come as quite so much of a shock with speculation regarding the possibility of a sequel having surrounded the franchise after THQ Nordic acquired the rights three years ago.
In Outcast 2 - A New Beginning Cutter Slade, the protagonist of the first game, returns to the alien planet of Adelpha after a twenty year absence. Now, the planet is under threat from brutal corporations who are enslaving or killing its inhabitants in the pursuit of the world’s natural resources and it’s up to him to lead a resistance. You can learn a little more about the world of Adelpha by viewing the cinematic ‘World Trailer’ below:
The RPG gameplay of Outcast 2 follows a non-linear storyline, featuring a dynamic plot which shifts and progresses depending on the player’s actions. Third-person shooting will also comprise a large portion of the game, with the announcement trailer, which you can see below, showcasing some of Slade’s weaponry and his jet-pack in action.
The game is being developed by Appeal Studios, the Belgian team behind the original Outcast game, which was acquired by THQ Nordic’s parent company Embracer Group as part of a large acquisition agreement earlier this year. The team also worked on the 2017 remake of Outcast, titled Outcast: Second Contact, which was published by Nacon and is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The sequel is expected to launch on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles at a currently unknown date.
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