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The Talos Principle II calls up fresh conundrums for tomorrow’s launch

The robotic future of humanity is once again the setting for Croteam’s puzzle game series, with tomorrow’s The Talos Principle II.

Don’t get stuck now

If you played the original Talos Principle, then you know it was one heck of a change of pace for developer Croteam. More famously known for the Serious Sam series of FPS’, Croteam’s The Talos Principle brought players to a far future, and one where humanity was extinct. Maybe make that functionally extinct though, as humans lived on even without organic bodies, via a robotic race of replacements.

That same world will be the setting for The Talos Principle II, though don’t expect to see much that’ll be the same as before. Part two will feature a dozen new environments to play through, as writers’ Jonas Kyratzes, Tom Jubert, and Verena Kyratzes’ take sends players on a philosophical journey that’ll be complete with plentiful puzzles to solve, multiple endings, and a score from both “master composer” Damjan Mravunac and Chris Christodoulou.

The Talos Principle II’s enthralling adventure spans an astonishing world where biological humanity is extinct, but where humankind continues on through a civilization of robotic beings. After hearing the call of a mysterious presence, this futuristic society must earn answers and its potential discovery of life-changing technology – achievable only through overcoming the puzzles and challenges of an island hosting jaw-dropping landmarks and spectacular vistas.

A thought-provoking journey parsing grand concepts from the value and pitfalls of humanity to the nature of the cosmos, The Talos Principle II continues the series’ excellence in interweaving environmental puzzles with narrative concepts which spur introspection through play. The result is a remarkable outing with ideas and questions bound to linger in memory long after reaching its conclusion.

Devolver Digital press release

Cast in Unreal Engine 5, The Talos Principle II arrives tomorrow (November 2nd) for the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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