Hans riding in a field with hands outstretched in Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2
Screenshot via Warhorse Studios YouTube

Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 brings back everything you love and adds guns just in case

Almost six years later, the wait is finally over: Czech developer Warhorse Studios is back with its next game in Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2. Or to put it another way: Henry has come to see you again (and his fun-loving buddy Hans for good measure).

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The first title did quite well for itself but still managed to go under the radar for some (if you fall in this camp, rectify the situation immediately). Need a couple buzzwords to get your jimmies rustling? Historical Skyrim. It's much more than that to be sure, but that is indeed the jist of it.

Anywho, Warhorse says they're making KCD2 because they had to scale back a lot of things for the first game. It was so slick I honestly hadn't noticed, but now that they mention it, the story was smaller in scope than we often see in RPGs. That's truly refreshing in a way, but it'll be great to see what they can do with a bigger budget, larger team (it's up to 250 now) and grander vision this time around (that's not just talk - the two new maps will prove double the size of what we saw before). Its creator Daniel Vávra says now we'll be seeing the "problems of kings" on display, which sounds exciting enough to me. Let's do this thing.

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The major gameplay addition we're given upfront is early firearms (guns to the laymen), which are as satisfying visually and sonically as you could hope for. You'll also be able to craft your own weapons via blacksmithing, though we have no specifics on this yet.

Most of what else shown so far is a lot of returning features (alchemy, dice, realistic combat, and the trademark witty humour), but honestly, they nailed it with the first game about as well as anyone could've, so more of the same (but bigger) shouldn't be interpreted in any way but positive. Graphically, it's definitely looking like a step to an already gorgeous game, too, so that certainly doesn't hurt. Also, the biggest complaint (combat) has been addressed. We don't have specifics yet (and from the trailer, it looks about the same), but I'm assured combat will be more accessible this time around, while retaining its realism.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 will launch sometime later this year on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Naturally, we'll be here for it.

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