King’s Bounty is a tactical fantasy RPG title by 1C Entertainment. The series is coming back next year in a sequel: King's Bounty 2. However, things are hyping up as the modern era introduces players to a brand-new third-person, open-world questing in the upcoming title.

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King's Bounty turn-based tactics series returns with the introduction of King’s Bounty 2 in 2020.

The original series

Originally, Jon Van Caneghem designed King's Bounty and the game came out way back in 1990 on PC, Amiga, and C64. Developer/publisher 1C Entertainment took over the title in 2007 and went on to release subsequent installments since.

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King's Bounty 2 receives fresh changes on the original turn-based actions. This will be an exciting combination of the classic genre and the promising and gritty realism.

Take a look at the game's cinematic reveal trailer below:

Acknowledge the basics

To begin with, players get to choose between three starting heroes, each tells their own unique story. From that, players embark on an action-packed adventure across the land of Antara. Instead of the familiar isometric exploration, King’s Bounty 2 a conventional third-person RPG where players can pick up quests and chit chat with the NPCs.

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King's Bounty 2 lets players make their own decisions. Get ready to face difficult moral choices, RPG style.

According to 1C Entertainment, the story of our heroes will change over time and align with your in-game actions. Different ideas include Order, Art, and Anarchy – which will affect the heroes during their adventure.

Combat mechanics

Regarding combats, the sequel sticks to its roots and deploys hex-based traversal. However, the new title features diverse environments as well as obstacles to spice up the gameplay. Meanwhile, squads now consist of distinct units instead of the previous faceless ones. In addition, players are now able to fight alongside humans, trolls, and elves.

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Realistic & volumetric battlefields are now a part of the combat system in King’s Bounty 2.

Tactical events

Furthermore, 1C also informs players of new features like surprise tactical events and Line of Sight. These additions should create a deeper and richer experience during the combat phase. In fact, the three seconds battle in turn-based style appeared in the trailer above. That being said, you might want to take a look at the announcement video again!

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King's Bounty 2, coming to major platforms in 2020.

King's Bounty 2 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One next year, according to plans.