Confirmed: Two Worlds: The Temptation is a Sequel, Not an Expansion

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Once thought to be just a standard expansion to Two Worlds (and some kind of all-in-one PS3 port, according to some obviously errant retail site listings a while back), Two Worlds: The Temptation has actually now officially been confirmed as a true sequel to Reality Pump Studios’ ambitious-but-ultimately-disappointing open-world RPG, and like last year’s original it’s only coming to PC and Xbox 360 this fall. SouthPeak and Reality Pump have been busy little bees patching up and working on DLC add-on packs for the first game, so it’s kind of surprising to see a full sequel coming so soon.

Not much is being said about The Temptation at the moment, but for now the devs are at least promising “more intricate missions, improved voice-overs and animations, retooled horseback riding, completely revamped combat, and a new game engine that delivers visuals that have to be seen to be believed.” Given how shaky the original turned out after similar bold claims before it was released, unfortunately I can’t help but feel a wee bit skeptical here. Despite its flaws, however, I have enjoyed Two Worlds a fair amount, so with the experience under its belt hopefully Reality Pump can do a real bang-up job on the sequel. I’ll be crossing my fingers and looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

A few first-look screenshots have been released (posted at the bottom), and I must say the new graphics engine does look a whole lot nicer than before. As long as the new engine can hold a steady frame rate, I’ll be a happy camper.

“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,” said Miroslaw Dymek, Chief Developer with Reality Pump explained. “We’ve taken to heart all the comments made by gamers about Two Worlds and we’re going to give them what they want with the sequel.”

“I’m sure fans of RPGs will be pleased with the vast amounts of new content and massive improvements to the core gameplay in Two Worlds: The Temptation,” said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Games. “It’s an ambitious, yet refined title that will surprise a lot of people.”

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