Last year's action RPG Hand of Fate is getting a sequel, Defiant Development has announced. Hand of Fate 2 is currently in development for PC, Man and Linux.
The original Hand of Fate gives players a starting deck of cards, consisting of equipment, hero class, and encounter cards at the start of the game, which are then used to deal out the dungeon floors which they adventure. As you progress, you would occasionally engage in battle, which resulted in the card game transforming into the world your game is depicting and shift to a hack-and-slash third-person battle system.
The sequel will expand on what the original game offered, with the addition of a map-based meta-game, new challenging and powerful cards, new enemy types, new equipment and companions. To avoid the repetitiveness of the first game, Hand of Fate 2 will be more complex in terms of winning conditions, with the developer stating that players will have to conquer specific feats in order to win.
"Hand of Fate demanded players prepare themselves for any possible outcome with each overturned card," said Defiant Development director Morgan Jaffit. "With the new mechanics we've added into Hand of Fate 2, even players who mastered the first game will once again be challenged by the luck of the draw."
Hand of Fate 2 releases in early 2017.