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German fantasy epic Blackguards spawns sequel in January


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Developer Daedalic Entertainment will return to the dark fantasy world of German pen and paper hit The Dark Eye for a sequel to 2013's Blackguards to be released on January 20, 2015.

Fans of the first game will be pleased to hear that several Blackguards from that adventure will return in the sequel, though Daedalic warns that things have been going poorly for the original cast. Since the events of Blackguards, the dwarf Naurim, for instance, has grown fat and lazy following his success as a gladiator while the wizard Zurbaran was found by his former captors and sold into slavery. Though these characters have fallen from glory, Blackguards 2 protagonist Cassia seeks them out in the hopes that the once-heroic figures can aid in her goal of assuming the Shark Throne.

Daedalic offers scant information on gameplay changes, but claims that Blackguards 2 enhances the turn-based tactical roleplaying elements of its predecessor with numerous fan-requested changes, like improved line of sight and combat cover mechanics. At launch, Blackguards 2 will be available from all major online retailers, though eager fans can currently pre-order the sequel for $30.
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