When it comes to the video game industry, things move incredibly fast while also moving extremely slow. Now, you are probably looking at that sentence and going, what the hell is this man talking about, has he lost his damn mind? Honestly, sometimes I ask myself that very question.
But when you think about it, that statement is true. Every week, we are spoiled by new games released, we no longer have to wait weeks or months for a brand-new AAA game.
We are in a golden age of gaming. When it comes to the slow aspect, waiting for a game that you are highly anticipating can feel like an eternity. This is the case for a lot of the games we previewed at PAX West 2022.
At PAX West 2022, we met with a lot of developers to check out a variety of interesting Indie and AAA titles. One of our meetings during PAX West was with Curve Games to preview a wide array of their upcoming titles.
During the meeting, we had the opportunity to check out From Space, Patch Quest, Among Ripples: Shallow Waters, Blooming Business, and For the King II. Since then, From Space and Patch Quest have been released and Blooming Business is set to release on May 23rd. Prior to Blooming Business‘ release, Curve Games will be focusing its attention on For the King II‘s Closed Beta.
If you are eagerly away For the King II‘s release, the For the King II‘s Closed Beta should give you an adequate taste. The closed beta will run from May 10th to May 16th, 10 AM PST. Here’s some more details:
Curve Games For the King II Beta Details
Curve Games and IronOak Games are thrilled to announce a Steam Closed Beta beginning May 10 for For the King II, the highly-anticipated sequel to the successful multi-platform franchise. Inspired by tabletop adventures, For The King II builds on the hugely popular and successful original game’s challenging blend of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements to create an epic new experience that includes the most requested fan feature by far: four-player co-op! For The King II is scheduled for release on Steam in 2023.
“With For the King II, we want to involve our community as much as we can,” said Sterling Anderson, Studio Director at IronOak Games. “This Closed Beta will help us understand how the game performs live with all of the variables that come with the real world player experience. We are expecting to uncover bugs and stability issues as well as receive valuable player feedback to allow us to polish and buff the game. We can’t wait to hear what the community think about For The King II.”
The For The King II beta will include the following:
The first of five playable adventures
Singleplayer and multiplayer
Six character classes (many more will be available in the final release), with their own strengths and weaknesses to explore:
Herbalist (unlockable though gameplay)
Alchemist (unlockable though gameplay)
To learn more about the game, please visit the official Steam product page here, and can follow them on Twitter, Reddit, and Discord.