It’s lastly taking place! On March 31 precisely two weeks from right now, you’ll be capable of reunite with Quill in Moss: Ebook II. As the subsequent game within the franchise, Ebook II builds on the story you began with Quill within the authentic Moss. On this continuation of the journey, the stakes are larger than ever as Quill works to avoid wasting the world of Moss and finish the cruel rule of the Arcane. New allies, previous buddies, and the very world round you’ll provide assist alongside the way in which, however ultimately, it’s you alone who can elevate Quill as much as save this world, and collectively, rise to legend.
To have a good time this announcement, I had the pleasure of sitting down with PlayStation’s Justin Massongill and Tim Turi to report an episode of PlayStation Underground to offer you a sneak peek at among the environments, enemies, and challenges you’ll encounter on this new journey. Whereas I confirmed off some new, distinctive options—together with a teaser for a fairly massive encounter that Quill is about to face—I purposefully disregarded plenty of actually cool issues that we wish you to expertise by yourself. And I’ve a sense you’ll be glad we didn’t spoil them for you.
In case you don’t have time to look at your complete PlayStation Underground episode, listed here are some highlights that I believe you’ll get pleasure from:
We begin the episode within the gardens, an space simply exterior of the citadel that you just traveled to within the first game. There’s a cause you made the journey to the citadel, however we received’t spoil that for the few of you who’ve but to play Moss. By now, you’re a pair chapters into the game the place you’ll have already met a number of new characters, and each you (the Reader) and Quill have unlocked new skills. Because the Reader, you could have an actual bodily presence on the planet, and along with guiding Quill, you’re additionally capable of attain in and work together with the surroundings—one thing you’ll be able to count on to do in all new methods in Ebook II. Along with your new nature attunement skills, now you can develop vine bridges and paint vines on the partitions to assist Quill entry locations she in any other case wouldn’t have been capable of go. This will probably be necessary as you journey by the game.
Whereas operating on the vine bridges is thrilling, since Moss, Quill has discovered a brand new ability of her personal: climbing. Along with your skill to develop vines on the partitions, and her skill to climb, she will now attain high-up ledges. That is very thrilling, because it permits us to create new platforming challenges that Quill will want your assist navigating.
However these gardens aren’t all flowers and butterflies—there’s hazard that lurks within the shadows. And as you journey in direction of the conservatory, you’ll face the Ripper, a brand new enemy (one in all many!) which you could seize and work together with. It’s tremendous enjoyable to wind them up and launch them like wrecking balls. Let’s simply say that typically you’ll want to maintain them round to assist clear up puzzles.
When taking part in Ebook II, you’ll journey to thrilling new locations, together with the Foundry beneath the citadel, the epicenter of the place Arcane weapons are cast. Fortunately, Quill is presented a hammer to raised equip her for this daunting problem. As you’ll see, it’s fairly hefty in dimension, which makes it A lot of enjoyable to crush issues. And with each you and Quill working collectively, it may be used not solely to make scrap steel out of armored enemies, but in addition as an important device to get out of different predicaments.
Together with new weapons—sure, I stated weapons plural 😉 —you’ll encounter new enemies as you progress additional into Arcane territory. Right here’s a fast glimpse of the Bomber:
As you’d count on, you’ll want to look at your step because it tosses mines your method. And be ready, because it takes greater than a easy strike to maintain this risk…
And whereas I’ve stated it earlier than, I simply can’t stress this sufficient: the journey in Moss: Ebook II will probably be making an attempt—stuffed with triumph and heartbreak alike—which is why Quill wants you by her facet greater than ever. Your journey will probably be grander than earlier than. Full of extra emotion. Extra interplay. Extra challenges. It received’t be straightforward, however saving the world by no means is.
And in case you assume Quill’s hammer is spectacular, let’s simply say you haven’t seen something but…
The workforce at Polyarc is extraordinarily pleased with this game and we can not wait to share it with you. And belief us, this was solely a small style of this all-new journey. We hope you liked what you noticed right now, and that you just’ll fall in love with Quill once more within the coming weeks.
Severely, can’t March 31 get right here any sooner?