First Shelter 2 Footage Released Into the Wild

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Might & Delight’s sequel to Shelter is quietly (or not so quietly after this) jumping up my list of most anticipated games of next year. Swapping out the badger family for a pack of lynx and expanding the wilderness survival gameplay from a linear format to a vast open world of hunting, gathering, den building and cub mothering appears to be pushing the concept above and beyond the fantastic experience the original game offered. Just as a sequel should.

Shelter 2 will be out on PC/Mac digital platforms in February 2015. Hit play on the embedded video to see the first gameplay footage of mama lynx on the prowl–and be prepared to have your heart melted by the closing scene. Underneath the trailer, you’ll also find new screenshots with captions pulled from Might & Delight’s PR email.

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“Hunting! The lynx can sense the smell of prey from a distance. A useful feat to find targets in the dense woodlands.”

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“The map is a visualization of what the Lynx remembers, it will give players subtle hints about the surroundings. Secret spots and locations will also show up there once discovered.”

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“Water will freeze during winter, which allows players to cross rivers to reach new areas. But it also means fewer places to drink from, making surviving more difficult.”

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“The Lynx can use its smell to remember where different areas are located. A symbol will appear in the sky which players can use together with the memory map to build an understanding of the world.”

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