Eschalon Book II: The Changing Face Of Eschalon
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A recent post on the Basilisk Games' forums revealed some additions to the world map players will encounter in the upcoming Eschalon: Book II, the second in the company's "old school" RPG series. The discrepancies between Book I and II resulting from these changes may result in a patch of the original game, depending on player reaction.
The World of Eschalon has changed just a bit. Some may know of a book in Book I that talks about Eschalon's five Provinces, but actually the map shows about seven now. And the Rift Zone, which is called a Province in Book I, is really more of a region between Provinces. Yes, it's been demoted. Nothing about the storyline has actually changed but rather the physical world is now catching with the design documents. It's really been a cool process to see the remaining regions of Eschalon take form and watch how the map takes on a life of it's own, with borders expanding, mountain ranges rising and seas filling. To read more of the developer's notes click on the link provided below.
Basilisk Forum: Eschalon World Map Changes
Anyways, we do plan on posting Eschalon's world map sometime in the next few months. What we post online will be fairly low-resolution, but will allow you to finally examine the layout of the whole world and wonder where Book II will take you. There will be a higher-resolution version of this map inside the game as a purchasable item, and a very high-res version that will most likely appear on the CD.
As for the few tiny geographical discrepancies between Book I and II ...well, we may patch Book I or just leave it as-is. Depends on what people want.
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