Knights of Pen & Paper 2 trailer is cute, funny, and 16-bit

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Knights of Pen and Paper 2

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 (opens in new tab), once again, is a party-based RPG with one foot firmly in the pen-and-paper tradition. You'll play as a band of intrepid adventurers, but also as the humans roleplaying as them, and as the dungeon master guiding the experience. As this new trailer reveals, the simplified pixel art of the original game has been embellished considerably, and the result is something that looks pretty damned fantastic, like a forgotten 2D game from the Playstation era.

Because sequel, we can also expect new features and additional gubbins, including "dynamic dungeons, an improved combat system, new loot and crafting mechanics, and more, as the party faces its greatest challenge yet: the new edition of the ruleset".

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is out this May.

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.