Also, Defiant Development includes the fourth and final companion, Ariadne of Stiegal. Companions, are a new addition to the Hand of Fate franchise. Since they offer support in battle. As well as exclusive perks in the meta board game. Including dialogue options and their own storylines.
So in combat, Ariadne acts as a melee tank character with armor break abilities. While in the board game she can duplicate cards in games of chance. Which improves the player’s odds dramatically.
Hand of Fate 2 once again challenges players to overcome trials. Since these are built from collectible cards. Handed out by the Dealer. Each card will test players with hack-and-slash combat. With dangerous locales to explore. As well tense minigames or Dungeons & Dragons-style decisions. The new map-based overworld allows players to discover more. While unlocking those challenges in entirely new ways.
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The sequel also introduces a variety of new features. These include weapon types and associated fighting styles. Also cards that can provide a powerful boost. Different victory conditions for combat and the dealer’s card game. As well as all-new bosses, enemy types, and storylines.
The Dealer, Hand of Fate’s magical antagonist. Once returns seeking vengeance following his defeat in the first title. Under the destructive influence of Hand of Fate’s original hero. The games xenophobic tyrant has crowned himself emperor. Banned all magic and exiled the non-human races. Hand of Fate 2’s new hero must master the Game of Life and Death. Exacting the Dealer’s revenge and topple the oppressive empire.
Hand of Fate 2 launches for $29.99 USD, €24.99 and $29.99 AUD via Steam with a 10% discount until November 14th. Which is available on Linux, Mac and Windows. The games also supporting English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. As well as Russian, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean and Ukrainian. Including Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.