Spiderweb Software, Jeff Vogel's indie outfit who specialise in exceptional old-school RPGs, have revealed a sequel to Avadon: The Black Fortress. Avadon 2: The Corruption will let players return to the black fortress after its nigh-destruction by a new threat, challenging us to explore an "enormous world full of secrets" and see our coices reflected in numerous multiple endings.
If you pine for the Infinity Engine days, you'll probably get a huge kick out of this. More details and screens after the break.
Return to Avadon, the dread Black Fortress. You are a spy and warrior, fighting the foes of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your power is great and your word is law, but you will need all of your skill and cunning to end the civil war that is tearing your land apart.
You are an agent of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Your job is to protect your homeland from the limitless threats that surround it. Titans and monsters. Pirates and barbarians. Avadon must keep them weak and divided. Your resources are unlimited, and all must obey you.
But then Avadon was attacked. A sneak raid shattered the fortress, and, with it unable to keep order, madness resulted. Civil war, barbarian raids, even conspiracies to destroy your people. Avadon’s power has faded, but your people need it more than ever. Everything is falling apart, and a shadowy power has risen to destroy your homeland. What will you do? Will you fight your enemies? Or will you join them and end Avadon’s power once and for all? The choice is yours!
Avadon 2 will feature five character classes, dozens of skills and a huge world to explore, which we assume will be brought to life with some excellent scripting and written dialogue. Expect it this Autumn on PC, iPad and Mac.
We awarded Spiderweb's latest project 8/10 in our Avernum: Escape From The Pit review.