Stab-Happy Indie Sequel Nidhogg 2 Pokes Its Way Onto PS4 & PC Next Month

Nidhogg 2 clashes swords on Steam & PC on August 15th

Nidhogg 2, the sequel to Messhof’s cult classic 2014 game of daring pixelated dueling, is coming to PC and PS4 on August 15th, the developer announced today in a press release. Those hoping to secure a copy early can do so next week when PS4 pre-orders kick off July 18th.

Right from the outset it’s plain to see that Nidhogg 2 is much more visually striking than its minimalist predecessor. The game has received a graphical upgrade that looks more akin to the 16-bit era, rather than its blocky, Atari-inspired roots. The sequel also manages to incorporate much more customization this time around, allowing fledgling fencers to mix-and-match a variety of clothing and body parts to bring their ideal swordsman (or swordswoman) to life.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Messhof’s Creative Director & Co-Founder Mark Essen explained Nidhogg 2’s dramatic shift in visual style saying, “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.”

You can find the full PlayStation Blog post here.

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