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Eschalon Book II: The Changing Face Of Eschalon
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

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.

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.
To read more of the developer's notes click on the link provided below.

Basilisk Forum: Eschalon World Map Changes
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