Newly formed studio LABS Works have announced Castle in the Darkness II.
LABS Works was founded by Matt Kap and Simon Parzer (both originally working together on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth), with their first project being a sequel to Nicalis’ Castle in the Darkness.
“Castle in the Darkness 2 still features pixel art, but the fidelity has received a major upgrade,” Kap explains. “I’m really pushing my limits. I made the first game with an 8-bit aesthetic to keep it fast and simple because I was working on it mostly alone, but now with Simon taking care of all the technical stuff, along with a few talented specialists, I can focus 100% of my effort on producing the best graphics, music and game design that I’m able to. That’s an incredible feeling!”
Kap also states that LABS Works will be posting a “mini-trailer” to their social media accounts [1, 2, 3] on the 2nd of every month. The very end of the trailer also revealed that Astalon: Tears of the Earth would be coming soon.
The release date is currently set for 2019 on Windows PC (via Steam). No platforms have yet been announced for Castle in the Darkness II, though a Windows PC release seems likely.
We will keep you informed as we learn more.