in ,

Hammerwatch II Set to Launch on PC on August 15, Consoles to Follow in 2023

Image: Modus Games

Story Highlights

  • Hammerwatch II, an open-world hack-and-slash action RPG, is set to launch for PC via Steam on August 15, with releases on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch to follow later in 2023.
  • The game allows four-player co-op and includes an extensive, beautifully crafted land for players to explore while battling the forces of evil and aiding King Roland’s resistance against Blight the Horrible and his dragon army.
  • A new open world awaits fans, along with modding support at launch for PC players, providing the ability to edit levels and create new stories.
Image: Modus Games

Modus Games and developer Crackshell have announced the release date for their forthcoming open-world action RPG, Hammerwatch II. Set to launch on PC via Steam on August 15, the game will be released for PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later in 2023. Steam Next Fest currently features a demo of the game for players eager to experience it ahead of the full release.

The World of Hammerwatch II

In the newly released trailer, the grandeur of Hammerwatch II’s world is laid bare for players. The game features a four-player co-op mode that allows a party of heroes to adventure across a vast and intricately designed land. Players are tasked with solving the issues of various towns they stumble upon, all while aiding King Roland in his resistance against the villainous Blight the Horrible and his dragon army. A plethora of evil forces, including massive dragons and hordes of the undead, provide an exciting and challenging gaming experience.

Players journey through varied locales such as Hammer Island, the Fallowfields, and the dark mountain regions of Blackbarrow. These environments are designed in the distinctive Hammerwatch pixelated art style, providing a unique visual experience for players. A significant feature of Hammerwatch II is the option to build a custom Herian Hero and choose between five distinct character classes: Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard, and Warlock. Players can customize their hero’s appearance and level up to unlock potent abilities and skills.

Image: Modus Games

Modding and Open-World Features

Hammerwatch II offers fans an entirely new open world to explore and experience. A significant aspect of the game for PC players is the inclusion of modding support at launch. This feature allows players to edit levels, create new narratives, and become the author of their own adventures in the world of Hammerwatch II. The integration of modding tools adds another layer of immersion and customization, expanding the gameplay possibilities beyond the core story.

Written by Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Video Gaming. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.