Humans are pesky creatures. Without the influence of giant crabs and smiling monkeytree giants, who knows what terrors we could unleash? We thankfully won’t need to find out since deity sim Reus is coming back with a sequel: Reus 2. It’s another God game with a side-on view, putting you in control of elemental titans that can terraform planets to either benefit or bully the humans that live there. Gawk at its colourful reveal trailer below:
“The original Reus is a decade old, and much has changed in the gaming world,” say developers Abbey Games. “We’re excited to bring Reus 2 to this new era, and show what it can bring to all those who want to create their own perfect world!”
That perfect world now features a number of new giants to play with. Early screenshots reveal a long-legged ice giant strutting around in the ocean, a deity whose crouch creates a mountain of sorts, and another rock-based guy who looks much chunkier this time around. You can still use the giant’s abilities to terraform the land, as well as manipulate fauna and flora, all of which will guide the planet’s society down different paths.
Developing God complexes is a human specialty, though, meaning your planet’s people can turn on the giants if they’re either unhappy or simply spoiled. You can just bin that planet and start anew, though. (I’m sort of wondering when that’ll happen to us.)
Alec Meer enjoyed his time with the original Reus a decade ago. “I’m oddly happy to just sit there in freeplay mode, spinning the vast globe around as my giants grumpily haul their impossible bulk around the perfectly circular planetary crust,” Alec wrote in his Reus impressions. “It’d be my ideal screensaver, I think.”
There’s no release date on Reus 2 just yet, but you can wishlist it now on Steam.
After releasing Reus the team at Abbey Games went on to launch the turn-based strategy Renowned Explorers and a slightly different God game with Godhood, replacing the friendly giants with a familiar faceless creator.
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Today, developer Abbey Games proudly announced that their bestselling god game Reus is getting a sequel, entitled Reus 2. Players will once again be able to control the powerful titans that shape the world.
Reus was released in 2013 and immediately gained a large fanbase that grew even larger when its Decouver Edition arrived in 2014. The game focused on players controlling four divine titans that could shape the world according to their whims. Atmosphere, geography, vegetation and wildlife could all be manipulated to the players’ desire.
The upcoming sequel promises to build on the success of the first game by offering even more options for the player to shape and grow their world. The four titans are back and are joined by four new ones that have their own repertoires of features and abilities. We don’t know much else about the new titans yet as most of the details remain shrouded in secrecy.
The game has been optimized to take advantage of new hardware, so improved visuals are to be expected. Reus 2 will also feature more in-depth diplomacy and collaboration between the different tribes, adding a layer of strategy and diplomacy that was missing from the first instalment.
The original game was praised for its charming visuals and simple yet deep mechanics. With the sequel offering more of the same and more, fans of the original game couldn’t be more excited.
Reus 2 is currently in development and is expected to be released sometime this year. Fans of the original game should definitely keep their eyes peeled for more news on the sequel as it gets closer to its release date.