Dale will not just contain the main storyline though. It will be filled with other connected/unconnected activities, some of which leading to some very exciting new adventures around Rhovanion which will introduce yet more enemies and some friends too. I'll sit down and write in more detail about Dale soon... It's the jewel in the crown for Chapter 2, and rightly so - From here on, Dale is the focal part of the story.
We have decided to release a demo, like we did with Indanthrine Prince. It will likely be out in July and will consist of (probably) the entirety of Chapter 1, which is likely to be about 6-8 hours long, depending on your approach to the game. It's quite a short chapter and it has no real spoiler value in terms of what comes in the later chapters. As long as we get time to prepare it and fix a few outstanding issues, we will release it. Assistance in reporting problems we are not aware of will be most welcome.
Back to the work recently completed, and as I posted on the Facebook group page...
Just completed testing of the entirety of our first series of side quests for Chapter 2. Wow, I was having so much fun that I'm sure that I forgot to note a few problems down!
Video footage is being taken of all tests. I hope to patch them all together to show some gameplay highlights sometime soon.
In the meantime, we have screenshots of the playthrough, including some action with the long awaited Troll. This opponent is nasty! Complete with his own AI and an adaptation of the boulder throwing script and visual effects by Shaughn78. (http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=nwn2hakpaksoriginal.detail&id=359)
Big thank you again to Sophie Billing. Your areas always capture what we need and they are a pleasure to work with. Sophie has a pile of areas for various parts of the game already in the can - you ain't seen nothing yet!
Enjoy the shots. I'd rather give you the game, but then there is still quite a way to go On that front - watch out for news on our Chapter 1 demo. Hopefully out in July, time and testing results pending.
|A burn victim|
|The Lord Commander hatches a plan|
|Machared joins the party!|
|In action in the Wetlands|
|The Orc lair is found|
|Machared in action|
|Jamot meets his greatest foe - a key only door.|
|The party will have to battle its first Troll...|
|Combat with Troll|
|Machared confronts the enemy leader|
|Sorry. Throw a grammar book at me...|
|This can only end one way...|