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  • Nidhogg 2 Coming to PC and PS4 on August 15

    Nidhogg 2 will be released on August 15 for the PC and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders will begin on July 18, which is just four short days away.

    Nidhogg 2 builds upon the award-winning gameplay of its predecessor with new weapons to wield and levels to master, head-to-toe character customization, the captivatingly grotesque art of Toby Dixon, and an awesome soundtrack including music from Mux Mool, Baths, Doseone, Osborne, and Daedelus.

    Game Features:
    • Challenge the AI or a friend in 1v1 combat.
    • Fight for the top seat in 8-player tournaments.
    • Master the distinctive traits of four weapons.
    • Get stylish with full character customization.
    • Ten stages from castles to Nidhogg innards.
    • Alter the rules with over 10 different game variables.
    • Go online with matchmaking and private games.

    For those not really feeling the new art style, developer Messhof took to the PlayStation Blog to explain what the deal is. You can read a bit about that reasoning below.

    Born of Limitation
    We were proud of the original Nidhogg’s visual style, but that’s not to say we weren’t a bit surprised by how well the chunky, featureless pixels were received. We were pushing the limits of old-school aesthetics, after all. What many people didn’t realize was that Nidhogg’s style actually grew out of practicality more than some daring vision.

    Nidhogg was a game of fast reactions and precision, so fluid animation was a major priority. The flat style meant that I could iterate quickly, drawing and adjusting animations on the fly without having to worry about matching dozens of intricate design elements between frames.

    Rather than setting up mechanics and then moving on to art, I’m someone who needs to be able to tweak both constantly. The major drawback to this approach is that adding any sort of detail, like a piece of armor or a mask, means hours upon hours spent redoing animations again and again. While these limitations helped to define Nidhogg’s distinctive style, we felt constrained.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Nidhogg 2 Coming to PC and PS4 on August 15 started by Shawn Zipay View original post
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