Remember what Snowcastle Games did with the original Earthlock? After running a successful Kickstarter campaign, the classic turn-based late-90s JRPG styled experience released on Xbox One as part of the Xbox Games With Gold scheme for September 2016. It was alright too, and aside from some stupidly annoying grinding aspects, it did the job asked of it. Now though Snowcastle are back, and Earthlock 2 looks set to arrive not just on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but Xbox Series X and PS5 too.
The sequel to the acclaimed original is being built in Unreal Engine for current and next-generation hardware, and to celebrate the announcement we find Snowcastle dropping a little teaser trailer for the game. Oh, and they’ve cut the asking price for the original title right down too – if you haven’t yet got hold of Earthlock on Xbox One, Steam or Nintendo Switch, now is the time to do so
The Earthlock series is set on the planet of Umbra; a planet that 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.
After the success of the first game, Earthlock 2 will take the franchise to the next level, delivering an open-world action RPG with complex interlocking systems that work together to offer players extensive freedom to customise their own experience. Whilst full info is a little thin on the ground, we’ll be sure to bring you any important development milestone as and when Snowcastle allow – but for now the teaser will sort you out.
“We are so pleased to finally offer up this first tease of what players can come to expect in Earthlock 2,” said Bendik Stang, Game Director & Co-founder of Snowcastle Games. “We really want our next title to offer players a huge amount of replayability, customisation and depth, with incredible emergent gameplay possibilities. It’s been an exciting endeavour for us and we can’t wait to reveal more about the game in the future, please stay tuned!”
Let us know what you think of the Earthlock series. Did you play the first game? Are you looking forward to this next chapter? The comments section is down below. If you like what you see you can wishlist it right now on Steam.