Evoland 2 expands scope to feature all of the genres

Evoland 2

The original Evoland charted the evolution of console RPGs, beginning as spritely 8-bit adventure and touching on the SNES, Playstation, and 3D, sorta-mobile-looking eras as it hurtled forwards through time. Evoland 2, announced with the following trailer, expands the scope considerably. There's a fighting game bit! A scrolling shmup section! Platforming! MGS-style hiding-in-a-box stealth!

All that and a "much bigger game", with a "complex scenario based on time travel, dozens of characters with their own backgrounds and ambitions and vastly different gameplay styles that are linked to the story and the player’s actions", according to developers Shiro Games. They might misuse the words "spiritual sequel" on Evoland's website—this being an actual sequel an' all—but I'll forgive them, as they obviously have a lot to think about, juggling all those disparate genres.

Evoland II: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder is out this Summer, and it will set you back £14.99/€19.99/$19.99.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.