Developer Almost Human released the first screenshot of Legend of Grimrock 2
this week, and it's a lot greener, less dungeon-y then expected. In announcing the follow-up
to the 2012 action-RPG last month, Almost Human's Petri Häkkinen mentioned a "big engine update," and that looks to have gone into something very outdoorsy. Check out a larger 1080p sample here
Last week, Häkkinen revealed
some of the rejected ideas for Legend of Grimrock 2
, namely a roguelike amalgamated with the first game's ethos, and, more pertinently, a much more exploration-based game in the outside of the Northern Realms. Grimrock
's world. However, Häkkinen noted that Almost Human believes the charm of Grimrock
is "compactness, tight focus and emphasis on fun core gameplay."
Based on that, it sounds like Grimrock 2
isn't going to deviate too far from the first game's style, but it looks like it may offer a bit more fresh air.