More loot and more skeletons to burn
It’s a new year, and today developer Grinding Gear Games debuted a new trailer for its upcoming dungeon-crawling sequel Path of Exile 2.
The new Path of Exile was revealed back in 2019, right on the heels of Diablo IV. Still keeping the dungeon-crawling, loot-grabbing spirit alive, Path of Exile 2‘s trailer today gives us a better look at some of the locales we’ll be visiting, and they sure do look pretty.
You can get a greater sense of what they look like in action with the in-depth gameplay walkthrough also revealed today, but these visuals are pretty striking. The caravan aspect in particular is cool—there’s a part where you’re fighting across a bridge while the massive wagons drift underneath, and it really adds a sense of scale to what’s happening. It’s got kind of a dark fantasy Fury Road vibe, y’know?
I’m admittedly not as well-versed in Path of Exile as I am with other loot games, but it seems to have found a sizeable audience. The sequel seems like a good time to get even more folks like me onboard, even if it’s now competing with both a Diablo sequel and a remaster of Diablo II. It all just means more loot for the loot god.
Path of Exile 2 still doesn’t have a release date, though on its site Grinding Gear Games says it doesn’t expect to start a beta until “2022 at the earliest.” Until then, there’s also a new update coming to base Path of Exile to tide players over.