Hand of Fate 2 will hit the Mac in Q1 2017
Look; it’s a long way off, I know that. But considering the original Hand of Fate from Defiant Development had more than 1.9 million downloads, there’s a pretty big audience out there who will be excited to hear that Hand of Fate 2 is in development and heading our way in early quarter of 2017.
Hand of Fate 2 will once again task players with overcoming trials built from collectible cards handed out by the dealer. This time, though, a new map based meta-game creates new ways for players to discover and unlock those challenges. Gamers will be tested with everything from third-person combat to deck-building to Dungeons & Dragons-style decision making.
Also new this time around is the ability to fight beside companions who can offer support in combat, provide exclusive options in the RPG and board game sections, and even come with their own storylines.
Take, for instance…
… Malaclypse, a mage masquerading as a bard to hide from the Empire’s ban on magic. Malaclypse provides ranged attacks and shield spells in combat, and allows rerolls in certain board game segments.
The aide provided by companions will be useful against Hand of Fate 2’s new enemy types, which are once again united by card suits. The Steel suit is comprised of well-trained Imperial forces, while the Blight suit threatens players with corrupted, mutated men.
And while we’re just quoting the press release…
Claiming victory in Hand of Fate 2 will now be more complex than reaching the end of a deck; players will have to conquer specific feats like surviving a 10-level descent or saving up 300 gold before advancing beyond a dungeon. Objectives in combat will also now vary beyond defeating all foes, such as defending a goblin from endless waves of soldiers for 60 seconds.
Equipment in Hand of Fate 2 will also get a major upgrade, including the additions of two-handed and dual-wielding weapons. While the board game portion will have all new challenging cards, powerful cards which provide favorable encounters will also be added to the mix.
The dealer, Hand of Fate’s magical antagonist, will make his return in the upcoming sequel despite being defeated in the first game. After the player’s victory in Hand of Fate, the first game’s protagonist took control of the world and outlawed all magic in order to maintain his rule. In Hand of Fate 2, the dealer will train our new heroine 100 years after the events of the original game so she can defeat the original game’s protagonist, who now thrives as a villainous tyrant.
More information on Hand of Fate 2 is available at Steam. Is it too early to start getting ready for it?