Beyond the Ice Palace II announced for PC and consoles

Beyond the Ice Palace II

Co-publishers PQube and PixelHeart, and Ganryu 2 developer Storybird Studio have announced Beyond the Ice Palace II, a sequel to Elite Systems’ 1988 sidescrolling action game.

Beyond the Ice Palace II is launching sometime later in 2024 for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

Witness the triumphant resurrection of a Commodore 64 classic over 35 years in the making! Arise from the abyss of death to reclaim your rightful throne in a captivating action platformer. Discover hidden areas, solve puzzles, and uncover secret treasures to feed your power as you prepare for epic battles against gruelling, colossal bosses. Level up strategically to overcome all who stand in your way and take your seat as the rightful king once more!


  • Reclaim Your Throne – Assume the mantle of the ‘Cursed King’ as you embark on a relentless journey of vengeance to reclaim your stolen throne. Traverse perilous lands fraught with danger as you hunt for the scattered fragments of celestial arrows, combining them to purge your curse and unlock your true power.
  • Wield the Chains that Imprisoned You – Embrace your newfound strength and command over the chains that once bound you deep within the crypts. Harness this mighty weapon to repel, slash, and eviscerate any who dare obstruct your path. Utilise your chains further for platforming, attaching to rings and propelling across chasms to reach new areas.
  • Discover Hidden Areas – Explore every inch of your crumbling kingdom, uncovering hidden chambers and clandestine passages teeming with invaluable treasures. Acquire newfound abilities and enhancements as you delve deeper, fortifying yourself for the trials that await.
  • Collect Items to Feed Your Power – Uncover elusive “power crystals” and harness their essence to strategically enhance your abilities, gaining an edge on the looming challenges ahead.
  • Banish Demons From Your Lands – Test your strategic finesse and precise timing in intense battles that demand skilful manoeuvring to overcome gruelling, gigantic bosses.
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