Open-world action RPG Earthlock 2 announced for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC

Snowcastle Games has announced Earthlock 2, a sequel to the 2018 indie original. It is set to release in 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Interestingly, the new title is an open-world action RPG, where the original was a classic turn-based style game.

In an exclusive reveal with IGN, Snowcastle CEO and co-founder Bendik Stang briefly discusses both the widened ambition for the sequel - now using Unreal Engine instead of Unity - as well as the decision to change to an action-based combat system.

Find an announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set below via Snowcastle Games (thanks to Gematsu for the trailer upload).

The Earthlock series is set on the planet of Umbra, which has stopped spinning on its axis, meaning half of the world is completely shrouded in darkness, while the other half is constantly baked in sunlight. Along the border in the middle, there is an area that gets the best of both worlds. The game’s story centres around a group of friends who must set out to find and rescue their missing family members.

Earthlock 2 will be an open-world action RPG with complex interlocking systems that work together to offer players extensive freedom to customise their own experience.

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