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Something I have been speaking about with Topware since 2013 (here, here as well and so on) is finally going to happen! Two Worlds II is getting a major engine upgrade, with new DLC and SteamOS & Linux support too.

From the PR sent to me:
QuoteThe first DLC, entitled Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae will be available at the end of Q2 2016 and focuses on the Hero's return to Antaloor, where he witnesses the shocking murder of DarPha! The killers are a never-before-seen tribe of hideous, rat-like creatures known only as "The Chosen", who control a mysterious, powerful new magic! Their genocidal plot threatens every living creature in Antaloor, and it's up to the Hero to find a way to stop them!

Expect to experience Antaloor like never before with the new engine update for Two Worlds II!
Also available for Linux and the Steam OS, the newly updated engine allows for a much higher level of character and landscape detail, an HD-GUI, in addition to tons of in-game achievements, co-op multiplayer, and lots of new in-game features and upgrades!


They aren't saying exactly when the SteamOS & Linux support will land, but it's likely in "Q2 2016" along with the first of the newly announced DLC named "Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae" (take a look at the logos listed there now too).

They have also announced a DLC named "Shattered Embrace", and eight new Two Worlds II multiplayer maps.

Have some screenshots:
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It's great to see it finally be announced in public. I look forward to trying it out.

I hope it turns out better than what happened with Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry. Getting released in a terrible state. Then getting re-named and re-released, and then removed from Steam, now it's back again etc. Topware and Reality Pump need to start turning things around, hopefully this is the start.

Topware have been making progress with better Linux support at least, bringing some older titles like Earth 2160 and Knights and Merchants over to Linux, so maybe they really are turning things around for the better.

In other related news: They have also announced Two Worlds III, but it doesn't state any platforms yet, so it's not something big for us until I know more. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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edo 26 March 2016 at 3:23 am UTC
Two Worlds III is on the way as well, and it will probably support linux too https://www.facebook.com/TopwareInteractive/posts/10153973662430761


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Liam Dawe 26 March 2016 at 7:43 am UTC
edoTwo Worlds III is on the way as well, and it will probably support linux too https://www.facebook.com/TopwareInteractive/posts/10153973662430761
I did already mention this at the bottom.
ziabice 26 March 2016 at 8:04 am UTC
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I got Two Worlds 1 & 2 in a bundle or a sale, can't remember, but played only TW2 using WINE: it works very well, but I have played only a couple of hours. The DRM is like "sign your copy using this code", it's annoying.

EDIT:
both TW games are actually on sale on bundlestars into the RPG Champions bundle for 2€.


Last edited by ziabice on 26 March 2016 at 10:26 am UTC
TheRiddick 26 March 2016 at 12:39 pm UTC
I vaguely remember this game, I think at the time Risen got released and I shifted over to that. Would like to see a short play-through once this comes out to get a idea of how decent it is. If I remember correctly I wasn't all too impressed with the animation system (I hate rigid physics).

I will buy it once they actually have a Linux version out I think. (think I played a pirated version original )


Last edited by TheRiddick on 26 March 2016 at 12:42 pm UTC
Ivancillo 26 March 2016 at 2:30 pm UTC
Yes!

That was on my Linux port wishlist.
throgh 27 March 2016 at 2:15 am UTC
Well then I hope there will be an update also on GOG using the new version. I will never use Steam and don't understand anybody using this DRM, wether on Windows nor Linux. DRM is a No-Buy for me and will stay that way! Proprietary software with no further restrictions is one thing, but proprietary software with forced account restrictions is a whole other thing!
marcus 28 March 2016 at 10:39 am UTC
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RhythagorasLooks neat... There is quite the number of Steam user reviews complaining about overreaching DRM though... On the Steam page it does say the game incorporates 3rd party DRM "Reality Pump". Apparently it locks you of the game if it detects hardware changes. Any word on if they will be trying to incorporate this kind of thing into the Steam O/S version?

I saw that too, but on Steam the dev said that the game will not feature extra DRM. Here is an extensive explanation:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/7520/discussions/0/392184342870222381/#c392184522713109334
m2mg2 9 October 2016 at 4:23 pm UTC
Don't know what to make of it but Topware shows Call of Tenebrae available 10/21/2016

https://www.topwareshop.com/index.php?id_product=247&controller=product&id_lang=3


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