The original Evoland charted the evolution of console RPGs, beginning as spritely 8-bit adventure and touching on the SNES, Playstation, and 3D, sorta-mobile-looking eras as it hurtled forwards through time. Evoland 2, announced with the following trailer, expands the scope considerably. There’s a fighting game bit! A scrolling shmup section! Platforming! MGS-style hiding-in-a-box stealth!
All that and a “much bigger game”, with a “complex scenario based on time travel, dozens of characters with their own backgrounds and ambitions and vastly different gameplay styles that are linked to the story and the playerâ€™s actions”, according to developers Shiro Games. They might misuse the words “spiritual sequel” on Evoland’s website—this being an actual sequel an’ all—but I’ll forgive them, as they obviously have a lot to think about, juggling all those disparate genres.
Evoland II: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder is out this Summer, and it will set you back Â£14.99/â‚¬19.99/$19.99.