Hammerwatch II launches this Summer for consoles and PC

Publisher Modus Games and developer Crackshell have announced that hack ‘n slash action RPG Hammerwatch II will launch this Summer for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).

An announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Modus Games.

The million-selling hack ‘n slash action-adventure game Hammerwatch gets a long-awaited and highly anticipated sequel this summer from Crackshell and Modus Games as Hammerwatch II’s first details were revealed alongside a gorgeous pixel art trailer. Gather your heroes and get ready for an incredible journey beyond the dungeons of Castle Hammerwatch. Heroes looking for the ultimate Hammerwatch II bundle can find a digital and physical version that includes additional cosmetic items and character voices for $39.99 at most major retailers.

Coming to PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4/5 and Nintendo Switch this summer, Hammerwatch II offers an improved, richer Hammerwatch 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 of 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.

Today’s trailer also showcases the first glimpse of the world of Hammerwatch II: New day/night cycles give players a sense of a living world around them and contributes to smarter enemy AI as they battle beasts, finish off hordes of the undead, and face the forces of evil in this epic ode to classic ARPGs. 

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.

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