Greedfall is a 2019 action RPG about colonizing a magical island paradise. Developed by Spiders and published by Focus Home, it’s about what you’d expect: interesting in some ways, simplistic in others, and overall “adequate”, as we said in our 67% review: “Competent enough to recommend with reservations.”
Still, it was a success, selling more than one million copies within a year of release (which is pretty good for a niche Spiders RPG) and another million since, and today publisher Nacon – which acquired Spiders in 2019, just before Greedfall’s release – announced that a sequel is in the works. on my way.
Greedfall 2 is actually a prequel, set three years before the events of the first game. This time, you’ll play as a native of Teer Fradee, the fantasy realm being colonized in Greedfall, which has been forcibly relocated to the colonists’ home continent of Gacane, a land ravaged by war, plague and political intrigue. Using “diplomacy, cunning or combat”, you must win your freedom, make allies and try to prevent the conquest of your home.
“While we were working rise of steel, our love for the GreedFall universe has never faded, and so we are excited to return to it,” said Spiders founder and director Jehanne Rousseau. “In this new chapter, players will explore the old continent with its largest and most diverse environments. . They will meet new companions and new factions, and I hope they have unforgettable adventures.”
Nacon said Greedfall 2 will keep the focus on story and player choice, “but it also includes new gameplay in the form of more tactical combat.” We found Greedfall’s combat “not particularly exciting”, so that should give the “action” part of the action RPG a little more zest – though hopefully not at the expense of the “RPG” side of things. It is expected to be released sometime in 2024.