Two Worlds II spinning January 25

TopWare Interactive confirms UK, North American release date for Reality Pump role-playing game sequel; already available European edition surpasses 1 million sold in three weeks.

Two Worlds II's twisting path to release is nearly complete. TopWare Interactive today confirmed a January 25 release date for the fantasy role-playing game in North America, Ireland, and the UK. Additionally, the company confirmed that publishing partner SouthPeak Interactive had relinquished the UK and Irish publishing rights to TopWare.

Enough drama for an episode of As the Two Worlds Turn.

The news is the latest in a series of unusual twists involving Two Worlds II and apparent issues between its publishing partners. The game had been expected to launch in September, but SouthPeak delayed it, suggesting at the time that the extra months would be used to polish the product. TopWare took exception to that, announcing that the game was completed and ready for sale, but SouthPeak was holding back the release to avoid fourth-quarter competition in the RPG space. (The game has already launched in some European markets, where TopWare said it sold more than 1 million copies in less than three weeks on shelves.)

First announced as an expansion pack in 2007, Two Worlds II was initially scheduled for an early 2008 release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. However, the fantasy role-playing game then picked up full sequel status, as well as multiple delays.

Two Worlds II picks back up with the original's hero, after having languished in prison for a number of years. Gamers find themselves first confronting the nefarious Gandahar (the villain from the original), before setting out on a new quest to save the world. The game also includes new cooperative multiplayer modes, where players can work together to build cities or team up to undertake a dozen story-driven quests.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Two Worlds II.

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113 comments
lloydster666
lloydster666

Does anyone know when this is being released in the UK. The title of this (and other gaming websites) states a 25th of January release, but stores such as game and gamestation state a 4th of febuary release on their websites. If the retailers are right its guna be a painful 11 days!!

Agent-M
Agent-M

I managed to play it for a few hours. Aside from the main character, the voice acting was very good. The visuals were also not bad at all. The only gripe I have with the game is the melee,ranged combat controls. They are poorly done. For example, think old school resident evil controls. Since they are taken the time to polish the game, those issues might be fixed, but they were so poorly done and annoying that it was the strongest point that caused me to stop playing.

DarkSpiritWolf2
DarkSpiritWolf2

The first two worlds was good but flawed, but i have to give it to them, they worked hard on TW2. I seen the potential in the first one and it pained me to see such a great game dragged down by so many bugs and glitches, i hoped and prayed that they would do it justice by addressing those issues and release a mind blowing sequel that would silence the haters and further impress the fans and thats just what they did. TW2 is definitely worth buying and is truly a phenomenal game. As good as it is i wouldnt be surprised if they made a third one.

ricardo-sene
ricardo-sene

lol.. 1 milion in three weeks? And NOT counting NA and UK? I think we can call it a good performance.

Slyster1181
Slyster1181

@Zloth2 Yes the world is empty..No enemy variety with mostly animals and the savanna lacks atmosphere and the majority of caves are locked until you get a quest to go into it. Not to mention that 99% of the quests can each be completed in 5 minutes if that. Then add in Eikronas or whatever the big island is where its 95% empty. The only thing thats going to save this game in its upcomming release in other regions is if RP finishes building that continent. Its still an ok game but dont piss on my leg and tell me its raining.

EA_LOVER
EA_LOVER

PC review from me 8.5/10 i enjoy it

nathan83_xp
nathan83_xp

I played the European release, and in my humble opinion, it was mediocre, horrible inventory, control problems (horse) and more importantly pacing of the game (low level quest in high level mob area). I did however like the sneak kills compared to oblivion, it is very satisfying.

Caldrin
Caldrin

I live in the UK and got it dorect from their site no problem at all.. Its also a really awesome game :)

NobleZealot117
NobleZealot117

@Prostakma,That is very cool.Right now,I wish I lived in Europe!

Prostakma
Prostakma

@NobleZealot117 Europe players can play it already.

Phrykshun
Phrykshun

I don't think SouthPeak will be around very long. Anyone taking bets?

Krystyan68
Krystyan68

The first one was appalling, always seemed like a poor-mans Oblivion which failed, but if this one is much better I might give it a look. Love open-world type games.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

is the first 1 any good, is it on the PS3?

NobleZealot117
NobleZealot117

@Prostakma,How did you get Two Worlds 2 so early?

Prostakma
Prostakma

I have the game already and its incredible! After playing a trash game Arcania: Gothic4 it is a refreshment for me :) I'm a fan of Gothic and Dragon Age franchises and I could say Im impressed that developers did a very step upward after the first Two Worlds game.

icedragon2225
icedragon2225

Everyone was (last time I checked) complaining about TW2 on the zuxxez forums. I decided to not pay any money until gameinformer rated it.

bodylotion
bodylotion

It's already out in Europe since 16 november or something. It feels like a mixture between Gothic, Dragon Age and Oblivion.

swamptick
swamptick

The first one was horrible but I am actually looking forward to this one. Hopefully it fulfills the promise of the first one.

Darksonic666
Darksonic666

I am loving the first one and not for the voice acting mind you but for the fun game play and I hope this one is even better.

knight_killer7
knight_killer7

the first one played it and it had some interesting stuff if you can get passed the issues it was a good enough game tho the story was somewhat... incomplete? this one im intrigued it looks like they greatly improved it so lets see what they did and if its worth buying it

cavalerie
cavalerie

Get this game. It's a lot better than the first one.

DukeMagnum
DukeMagnum

Also, a few other things... I think it is only out in Germany, which is part of the EU. The UI is large because console players complained that it was too small in the first game and they couldn't read the text or tell what items were what. This is probably a legitimate gripe if you aren't playing on an HDTV. Although, since games for 360 and PS3 aren't optimized for non-HD viewing, it isn't such a legitimate gripe. If you can't see menu items and you're using an HDTV you're probably sitting too far away. Tons of people will buy 32'' TVs and park their furniture 12 feet away--nearly three times the maximum viewing distance.

tobbe4321
tobbe4321

@Electroban YAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRR

tobbe4321
tobbe4321

@topeira The biggest island is not only for MP actually the largest part of it is explorable when you get a boat and in Chapter 3 you goes into a swamp located in the center

DukeMagnum
DukeMagnum

I actually liked the first one... and I liked even more the fact that few other people do, so I was able to pick it up for $5. I saw a comment here about lack of direction regarding where to go... I hope you can at least create waypoints or something so it will highlight the fastest path via main roads on your mini-map. I didn't really like having to continuously look at my large map to make sure I was going the right way.

vX-SKiiLLz-Xv
vX-SKiiLLz-Xv

"players can work together to build cities" Interesting.

topeira
topeira

im playing TW2 at the moment (imported) and it's a nice 7.5 game. rough around the edges but better than most. decent combat system. decent graphics. it's... decent. BIGGEST THING U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GAME IS - there are 3 islands. the biggest one in the north of the map is only for MP. the SP barely touches that island. the map makes you believe the game has 3 huge islands where , in fact, the SP has only 2.

cboyuno
cboyuno

they shouldn't have made a sequel but they did. Hopefully they can prove to us that they know how to make an RPG.

pwgameverse12
pwgameverse12

I dont undertstand how its out in the EU. You cant buy it yet on Play.com or Amazon.co.uk or even GAME.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

It's already released in EU though.

electroban
electroban

Thumns up if your a filthy pirate and are playing it already :D

ewen2
ewen2

got it pre ordered, (wished I'd imported it), It's an rpg fest just now Origins for most of the year, New Vegas just now, 2 worlds 2, followed by DA2, only need the witcher 2 for the PS3 and I'm set for the whole of 2011.

havocmerc
havocmerc

Ah am enjoyin' Two Worlds 2 Euro Version and all that it has to officer.

BloodStorm2262
BloodStorm2262

Playing TW2 now, although on the PC and only single-player at the moment, and I have to say that it actually delivered. I enjoyed the first game but I had to look past its many faults to do so, this game however I am amazed by... It's a truly solid RPG game, and honestly the best I've yet played. Hopefully the multiplayer side of things is equally enjoyable as the singleplayer campaign. And with 1 million units sold in three weeks, it seems that Southpeak made a terrible mistake with their delay...

TTDog
TTDog

The first was one of the worst games I've ever played... truly horrible... first task is to clean out an infestation in an old ruin... and there are a whopping 3 things to kill... yep that's infested alright. It gets worse from there on in... I'm not going near this until I see a few reviews and even then I'm wary.

Enisi_
Enisi_

I heard that the first one was an utter shambles, but from what I've read, Two Worlds II looks to have ambition - we'll just have to see if TopWare Interactive can pull off something on that sort of scale. After all, necessity is the mother of invention...

biokrysty
biokrysty

never played the 1st one but I definetely get this one

Purplekjw
Purplekjw

Considering the quality of the original, I was expecting this to be a total flop, but it looks like it's doing really REALLY well. I'm actually intrigued. VERY intrigued.

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

How many times are they gonna delay this? I'm bored. Was excited, don't care anymore.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

they shouldn't make a sequal for this game

Torff
Torff

Game is totally worth it. Its like 100x times better than 1'st one, especially graphical side.

sleepychicken
sleepychicken

Dialog is cool. Don't care if there is a lot. The problem I have with bioware games is you are absolutely forced to complete long stretches of dialog to get anywhere in the game. Take fallout/oblivion. Tons of dialog, but at any point I can just wander off for hours at a time and never talk to an NPC. This isn't possible in bioware games really. I prefer the sort of freedom a more open world game gives as opposed to a very linear experience like Dragon Age or FFXIII. That's all I was saying.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

cool, the first wasn't great but it was funny at times playing with friends. Now This looks rly good

Gomtor
Gomtor

@lordkorosh As it goes with games nowadays, they released the Beta version for testing (this time only in Europe), but at full price. hopefully the Jan. 11 version will be the tested by customers product.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Bioware a thon, thats just wrong..Bioware puts out some amazing rpgs..Sleepychicken my motto if its a rpg its for me..Im looking forward to this game..Some of my european friends are already playing this game..Looks great..Hopefully its better than gothic 4 in the long run..There saying some really good things about this..My friends who are playing this game..Pre ordered it once, when it was pushed back i canceled..Now i pre ordered again an im looking forward to this..

CoRiNi
CoRiNi

I assure u guys , this will be rated either 7 or 7.5 , this is how RPG's are to GS , especially JRPG's which GS really doesn't like -_-