Today, Nidhogg 2, the sequel to one of 2014’s indie critical darlings Nidhogg, launches onto PS4, PC, and Mac. And to celebrate, developer Messhof has released an official launch trailer.
In 2014, Nidhogg established itself as one of the best co-op games of this generation with its hectic easy to pick up, but hard to master, gameplay.
Fast-forward to September of last year, and Nidhogg 2 was announced. Except it didn’t quite look like Nidhogg: boasting a brand-new art style that left a few fans divided over excitement about more Nidhogg and a new Nidhogg that didn’t quite look like the good ol’ Nidhogg they cherished so much in sweaty, intense duels with their friends at 1 a.m.
But all of that is behind us, as now Nidhogg 2 is here. Just like its predecessor, Nidhogg 2 boasts a simple premise: you need to get by your opponent on a 2D plane (either by winning in a sword duel, wiggling your way by them, etc.) in order to advance to their far side of the screen in a tug-of-war-ish style. But at the same time, it’s not that easy. Once you get by your opponent they will quickly respawn right in front of you and the struggle to get by each other once again continues.
Your goal is to persevere and make it to your opponent’s end and sacrifice yourself to the flying worm called Nidhogg. There’s not much in life more satisfying than feeding yourself to the Wurm. Seriously.
Nidhogg 2 also boasts new moves and weapons across ten different arenas. Further it features customizable characters, multiplayer, couch co-op, and a single-player mode.
Below, you can check out the new, aforementioned trailer: