Legend of Grimrock 2 first screen shows forest

The original Legend of Grimrock kept players crawling through a dank, dark dungeon but oh, the sequel is looking so sunny. Developer Almost Human today released the very first screenshot from Legend of Grimrock 2, showing a serene forest with dappled shade. Surely no marauding monster could disturb that peace.

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The original Legend of Grimrock kept players crawling through a dank, dark dungeon but oh, the sequel is looking so sunny. Developer Almost Human today released the very first screenshot from Legend of Grimrock 2, showing a serene forest with dappled shade. Surely no marauding monster could disturb that peace.

Almost Human had toyed with making the sequel a procedurally-generated roguelike or a sprawling affair with towns and villages and a big old world map, it explained in a recent blog post, but ultimately scrapped those plans.

As for what Legend of Grimrock 2 actually turned out to be, well, that's a secret still. We do now know for certain that the final design includes trees and grass and leaves and sunshine.

"We are really, really happy, relieved and excited that we have settled on a design that feels good and has that magical Grimrock feeling to it," Almost Human said, but we'll need to wait to find out.

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    March 26, 2013 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Legend of Grimrock 2 first screen shows forest.

    The original Legend of Grimrock kept players crawling through a dank, dark dungeon but oh, the sequel is looking so sunny. Developer Almost Human today released the very first screenshot from Legend of Grimrock 2, showing a serene forest with dappled shade. Surely no marauding monster could disturb that peace.

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      March 26, 2013 6:59 AM

      Hell yes, I'm pretty excited about this. I loved the first game and think it's pretty awesome that we're now getting two grid based RPGs in the next year or so, this and Might and Magic 10.

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      March 26, 2013 7:01 AM

      I can't wait to do battle with more snails!

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      March 26, 2013 7:47 AM

      Whoa! That looks great. Might and Magic X just got some serious competition. Of course, not exactly TONS of these types of games around so I think the market can allow for 2!

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        March 26, 2013 7:57 AM

        Did Ubisoft officially announce MMX yet?

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          March 26, 2013 8:00 AM

          Yup, I played it at PAX East. It looks great!

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            March 26, 2013 8:40 AM

            How was the combat?

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              March 26, 2013 9:31 AM

              It was very good, it's more turn-based than Grimrock. You have 4 characters in your party and they kind of take turns to attack and then the monster get their turn. The monsters basically wait for you to take your turn. It's a lot like the old M&M games and classic dungeon crawlers.

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                March 26, 2013 9:45 AM

                Did they talk about the story at all or if it would have the weird sci-fi stuff that the previous games had?

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                  March 26, 2013 10:17 AM

                  They didn't get into that. I actually forgot to ask. But I did get some kind of code for some kind of early access so I'll let you know if/when I can.

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                  March 26, 2013 11:13 AM

                  I did ask about Multiplayer and he said "not at release... but it could be something we consider down the road..."

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                March 26, 2013 12:16 PM

                So it's like MM4 and 5??????? YYESSSSSSS

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          March 26, 2013 8:08 AM

          Yes, it was playable at Pax

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      March 26, 2013 8:25 AM

      Look great. Reminds me of the leap from the dungeons of Dungeon Master to the exteriors in Skullkeep.

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        March 26, 2013 9:29 AM

        ^^ STILL love this game and play it once in while in DOSbox

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        March 26, 2013 10:23 AM

        You mean Dungeon Keeper!

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          March 26, 2013 10:24 AM

          No, he had it right. Dungeon Master was an awesome first person rpg series

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            March 26, 2013 10:45 AM

            I think it was one of the first to really bring the sense of a real dungeon crawl. Good graphics on the Amiga/Atari ST versions.

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            March 26, 2013 11:12 AM

            I think it was Dungeon Master I first saw running on an Amiga and I was blown away because I didn't even know graphics could look that good! I was playing an Apple IIe at the time so I wasn't difficult to impress.

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      March 26, 2013 8:38 AM

      ok. I was wrong. That looks amazing! Really looking forward to this.

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      March 26, 2013 8:39 AM

      Such nostalgia here. Eye of the Beholder II introduced outdoor exploring. :)

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      March 26, 2013 9:25 AM

      Obligatory CAN'T WAIT™ post.

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      March 26, 2013 9:43 AM

      oh awesome!!

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      March 26, 2013 9:57 AM

      Seriously, these guys, put a level editor in, add multiplayer, this will be a huge dnd online tog for my friends and I.

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        March 26, 2013 10:25 AM

        How would multiplayer work? Each person controls a party member and there's a dungeon master?

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          March 26, 2013 3:19 PM

          Well, the game could be the DM, wouldn't need but to set up the levels and design your traps. Everyone gets a character to play, level up, whatever. I think in that setting it would be epic, minimap where you could see what party members are. I'd play the fuck out of that.

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        March 26, 2013 10:31 AM

        i agree

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        March 26, 2013 10:47 AM

        I don't think multiplayer would work well, but an editor would probably result in a massive fan base; especially if it was modable.

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          March 26, 2013 10:48 AM

          Legend of Grimrock already has a level editor!

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            March 26, 2013 1:17 PM

            doh! see what happens when a game hangs on Steam backlog? too many games picked up during one of their uber sales and the backlog just grows.

            good prob to have I guess.

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            March 26, 2013 2:45 PM

            It's pretty fun and easy to use as well.

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      March 26, 2013 11:20 AM

      whoa, cool. i still have to finish the first one...

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      March 26, 2013 11:22 AM

      i never made it very far in the original but this looks awesome and i'll probably buy it :/

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      March 27, 2013 3:57 AM

      As I seriously enjoyed Grimrock and the devs have thrown in a level editor and maintained their game plus allowed mods/skins/levels, I will continue to support and enjoy the successor.