Indie studio Messhof has announced the release date for Nidhogg 2.
The upcoming melee-focused action game will launch on August 15th for both PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders are kicking off on July 18th.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, the developers explained why they went with an entirely new art style over the original game’s minimalist style, saying they felt a bit limited with the super limited pixel style the original characters had.
“It seemed silly to use all this potential on pixelated stick figures. So, instead of minimalism, why not try out some maximalism? Animated faces, sweet outfits and hairstyles, bustling environments – the doors had swung wide and Nidhogg 2’s visual style was born,” the developers said in the update.