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Hammerwatch II

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Modus Games
Developer: Crackshell
Release Date: Aug. 15, 2023

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'Hammerwatch II' Gets PC Release Date, Playable Demo, Shows Off Gameplay - Trailer

by Rainier on June 19, 2023 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT

Hammerwatch II is a hack'n slash action/adventure game that offers an improved, richer gameplay experience with all-new immersive environments to explore.

Quest, collect items, fight new enemies and go up against challenging bosses - all in four-player co-op.

Blight the Horrible and his dragon army have succeeded in the sinister plot to overthrow King Roland and bring destruction across the Kingdom of Herian, but hope hides deep within the sewer system, where the King’s resistance movement holds strong. On the King’s order, a select few mighty and skilled heroes have been entrusted with defeating Blight’s dragons and restoring the Kingdom. 

Adventure alone or gather a party to aid King Roland’s resistance in online four-player co-op, tackling the diverse and epic quests in Hammerwatch II’s vast, dynamic world. Journey through Hammer Island, the Fallowfields, and the dark mountainous regions of Blackbarrow all created in the signature Hammerwatch pixelated art style. Build a custom Herian Hero and choose between five distinct character classes: Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard and Warlock before customizing a hero’s appearance and leveling up to unlock powerful new abilities and skills. 

Summer is upon us, and soon, Hammerwatch II will be as well.

Heroes of all classes and strides can embark on a brand-new adventure full of pixel art to admire, monsters to smash, and people to save when Hammerwatch II launches on August 15 for PC via Steam.

Those looking to start their quest on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 will be able to begin their own epic journey later this year.

However, players on PC with a great thirst for adventure and very little patience can try Hammerwatch II right now as part of Steam Next Fest.

In today’s trailer, see the glories that await you in the world of Hammerwatch II. With four-player co-op, you and your party of heroes can adventure across a vast, beautifully crafted land, solving the problems of any quaint town you might happen upon while working to aid King Roland’s resistance against Blight the Horrible and his dragon army. Waiting for you are the varied forces of evil, from massive dragons to hordes of the undead. Craft mighty weaponry and potions too powerful for any average adventurer to give you the upper hand in the battles to come. 

Fans can look forward to an entirely new map creator, and PC players will be treated to a fully moddable world as modding support will be available at launch. Edit levels, create new stories and be the author of your own adventure. 

Key Features:

  • Explore a Vast and Dynamic Open World: Journey through Hammer Island, the Fallowfields, and the dark mountainous regions of Blackbarrow. Experience a world complete with day/night and weather systems that will help shape your adventure.
  • Aid Townsfolk Along the Way: With an epic number of quests, there is ample opportunity to be the hero Herian deserves. 
  • Build Your Herian Hero: Choose between five distinct character classes: Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard, and Warlock. Customize your appearance and level up to unlock powerful new abilities and skills.
  • Collect and Craft: Stock up on items found and earned along the way and craft them into useful tools, magic potions, and delicious food. 
  • Share the Adventure: Play alone or in online co-op mode with up to 3 other players.

Modus Games also announced that a special Hammerwatch II: The Chronicles Edition is available for preorder for $39.99 and will be in retail stores and digitally at launch. The Chronicles Edition includes the original remastered Hammerwatch and additional character color palettes, facial items and a character voice pack.

Hammerwatch II is coming to PC (Steam) on August 15, 2023 at $24.99, followed by Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4/5 and Nintendo Switch at a later time.

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