S2 Games Announces Savage 2: A Tortured Soul
7:55 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment
After keeping fans in suspense with a cryptic website message, S2 Games has finally revealed their new title. Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, the sequel to Savage: Battle for Newerth, will continue the first game's unique hybridization of real time strategy and first person shooter gameplay. S2 promises improved graphics and a host of new game play options.
Here are some of the planned features:
Graphics:IGN went in search of more detail on the upcoming game and posted their findings in a recent article. In addition to the significantly improved graphics the game will also feature more unit classes from which players can choose.
- Fully Dynamic Self Shadows
- Higher Quality Models
- Higher Quality Animations
- Bump Mapping and Pixel Shaders
- Realistic Reflective Water Effects
- Point Lighting
- Enhanced Spell Effect System
- More Control For Action Players
- Improved Melee System
- More Battlegroup Officer Based
- FPS Fast Action Paced Gameplay for Certain characters
- Third Person RPG Accessible GamePlay for others
- Better Items With More RPG Element
- Enhanced Spell Casting System
If you'll remember Savage gave players five classes to choose from, with only one of those available at the beginning of any particular game. As money and experience were gained, players could access the rest, but it wasn't exactly a huge selection of units, especially for an RTS type of game. To that end, Savage 2 will use a 20 unit class based system that should create more variety and strategy to who chooses what units in battle. S2 is saying that certain types of units will be much more focused on run and gun type of gameplay while others will suit a more slower paced style of RPGish gameplay.Savage 2 is scheduled for release on the PC sometime in the summer of 2006. A discussion thread on the official message boards revealed that S2 has no plans to develop a Mac version of the game in-house. Since the first game was ported by an outside developer (Virtual Programming Ltd.) this doesn't rule out the possibility of a Mac version. Keep an eye on IMG for any updates to the game's status.
To read the entire IGN article and learn more about the game follow the links below.
IGN: Savage 2 Preview
Savage 2 Screenshots
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