Nidhogg 2 News

Nidhogg 2 release date set for next month

Ready for Nidhogg 2? Joust as well - the sword-bearing sequel slices onto PlayStation 4 on 15th August.

The announcement was made via the EU PlayStation blog so only covers the PS4 edition. We expect its PC version on the same date.

Nidhogg 2 features fancier visuals than its very retro predecessor. Moving from an 8-bit to 16-bit graphical style has allowed for a new limb-based animation system.

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Nidhogg 2's peculiar art style is a far cry from its pristine, pixelated predecessor, and I can't say I was a fan the first time it was revealed. Based on your comments from its announcement, it seems like most of you felt similarly. The series went from immaculate to revolting as disgusting Play-Doh creatures joust in a garish world of sentient trees and flying snakes with bulgy, bug-eyed faces serving as pure nightmare fuel.

Nidhogg 2 announced for next year, with weird new art style

Nidhogg 2 announced for next year, with weird new art style

UPDATE: Joust announced for PS4, too.

UPDATE 4/11/16: Nidhogg 2 will also leap onto PlayStation 4 when it launches for PC next year.

The redesigned sequel was first announced just over a month ago. It'll come with an overhauled look, local and online multiplayer, single-player and challenge modes and a tasty soundtrack with tunes from Mux Mool, Dose One and Daedelus.

There's still no advance on the vague "2017" release date, however.

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