When Two Worlds launched on the Xbox 360 and PC it was met with lukewarm review scores and a number of less-than-flattering editorials from various publications. It did find itself a fanbase, however, so fans of its mediocrity should be overjoyed to learn that a full fledged sequel is already in the works and scheduled for an autumn release. Entitled Two Worlds: The Temptation, the game will feature (among other things) a completely redesigned graphics engine.
The storyline is set to take place directly after the events of the first game and will bring gamers back to the world of Antaloor with a host of improvements over the original. The developers have taken some of the harsher review sentiments to heart and the new title will feature better voice-overs, new combat scheme, and a reworked horseback riding mechanic.
Some folks might be troubled to learn that The Temptation was originally planned as an expansion to the original adventure, but was later decided to be enough of a departure from the first game to warrant its own, stand-alone unit. “We first envisioned The Temptation as an expansion to the original. However, as we started creating the story and reworking almost every aspect of the game, we realised that we were well on our way to crafting a fully-fledged sequel,” explains Miroslaw Dymek, Chief Developer of The Temptation, “Our entire development team is now putting their all into making Two Worlds: The Temptation a game that is far and away better than the original.” And that’s a good thing, because another 50/100 aggregate review score certainly isn’t going to win them any awards…
[See also: Two Worlds: The Temptation gallery]