Atlus and Ace Team have announced Zeno Clash II which is the sequel to the award-winning indie first-person melee brawler. It will be released on XBLA, PSN and PC in 2013.
Zeno Clash II builds on the daring visual design and first-person fisticuffs and enhances them to become bigger and better in every way. Zenozoik also comes alive like never before which is an open world which is waiting to be explored. Players will take on the role as Ghat and , players can fully and freely explore every natural and architectural wonder his world has to offer. In addition to most of the characters, enemies, and items from the first game-all of which return with dramatic visual enhancement-Ghat can also expect to encounter awe-inspiring new sights, jaw-dropping new creature designs, and wildly creative new weapons and items.
The game also refines whilst adding to its predecessor’s gameplay foundations. The first-person brawling mechanics are further refined, improving on the integral enemy “Lock-on” function as well as giving the player pinpoint control over where their strikes land. There also also new RPG elements which players can gain more strength, master defense, or improve in other areas in order to give Ghat and his companion Rimat a better chance of survival. The game can also be experienced with drop-in/drop-out online cooperative multiplayer. Andres Bordeu, co-founder of ACE Team stated:
“The world of Zenozoik is one of wild dreams and wilder nightmares, This is part of the reason we are working on Zeno Clash II, to give players the opportunity to explore Zenozoik with a friend via online cooperative multiplayer, turning those moments of wonder and awe into a shared adventure. We will make certain that going back and forth between solo and cooperative play preserves the consistency and impact of the narrative experience, while still allowing friends easily drop in and out of the game’s fulfilling exploration and visceral melee combat.”
The first trailer can be seen below. Let us know your thoughts on Zeno Clash II via the comment section below.