Logic Artists has announced that Expeditions: Vikings, the second game in the strategy-RPG series, is now in development. Players inherit the leadership of a Viking clan in the late 700s, and must set about doing a better job of expanding its power and influence than dear ol’ daddy, who’s just caught the red-eye to Valhalla.
Expeditions: Vikings will expand upon the gameplay in Conquistadors, with things like an upgradeable home village, overland travel and combat integrated into the same layer, smooth transitions from exploration to turn-based combat encounters, and visible representations of the player-character in all parts of the game.
“We are very excited to return to our roots in the RPG genre, and as developers from the Nordic region, to make a game in a setting that is a lot closer to home than anything we’ve done before,” Logic Artists Creative Director Jonas WÃ¦ver said. “We’re improving on the Conquistador formula with deeper and more dynamic systems for character progression, combat abilities, role-playing, choice and consequence, and expanding on our favorite part of Conquistador: camping and wilderness survival.”
It’s clear that Expeditions: Vikings is aimed at a fairly niche audience, but its predecessor, Conquistadors, holds a very respectable Metacritic rating of 77, and the user ratings on Steam are quite positive too. There’s no word of a release date yet, nor is there a proper website, but for now you can keep up to speed with happenings via the Expeditions Facebook page.