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Blackguards 2 Quietly Appears on The Humble Store With Release Date

With almost no fanfare or explanation, Daedalic’s upcoming PC Strategy RPG Blackguards 2 has manifested its own Humble store page, and is listed with the shockingly close launch date of January 20th. Even more shocking is that they appear to be offering Steam keys for the title, yet as of this writing, there is *no* Steam page for the game. Fairly odd, considering that the game is (according to the Humble Store) due out in less than two months.

Another interesting aspect of this is that the sequel is listed as being $29.99, which is $10 less than what the first game is currently priced at on Steam. Many have theorized that the lower price point and the short development time between the sequel and the first game is the result of Daedalic being in financial trouble, and that their early inclusion of the first Blackguards in a previous Humble Bundle sale was them trying to get a quick infusion of money. It’s pure speculation, however.

Regardless, it looks like fans of the first game should have something to look forward to after the new year.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.



4 comments
  1. LurkerJK
    LurkerJK
    November 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I really hope they let go of the stupid idea of stripping you out of your characters, skills and items every now and then

    It kept getting worse and worse in the first game, it is frustrating, some of these battles are hilariously easy (which adds nothing to the game, just a speed bump), and others are frustratingly hard as they negate all of your tactics and preparation for no reason

    one flashback went as far as being almost impossible for some character builds, not fun, not fun at all

  2. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    November 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Agreed. I loved the game, but the fluctuating difficulty really turned me off. You’d get locked into battles with no way to change your strategy except to load an earlier save.

  3. Ben Jeanotte
    Ben Jeanotte
    November 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Sadly Blackguards 1 was not a very good game. It came close, but became monotonous and very linear. There weren’t a lot of opportunities for customization or finding powerups that weren’t very prescripted. Unfortunate, because I was initially very excited for to play it, but oh, maybe a little after the halfway point, I put it down in disgust, never-to-be-played-again. Just somehow missed that “fun” factor. Hope the next one redeems itself.

  4. Ben Jeanotte
    Ben Jeanotte
    November 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Very good observation I neglected to think about.