Tails of Iron 2 announced at Future Games Show

• written by Krist Duro
Tails of Iron 2 announced at Future Games Show

Odd Bug Studio sharpens its claws and raises the portcullis on the next gritty chapter of its rodent grimdark action-RPG opus, set to launch later this year.

Odd Bug Studio and United Label have announced Tails of Iron 2: Whiskers of Winter, sequel to the critically acclaimed 2021 adventure-RPG. In Whiskers of Winter players take up the mantle of Arlo - son of the Warden of the North - following a brutal attack by the Dark Wings, a new fanged threat from the frozen wastelands beyond. Arriving on PC and consoles later in 2024, the game includes a rich and deep campaign set across the northern realms of the Ratdom, features new gameplay mechanics, and heightens the series' trademark visceral and violent combat between rat and foe.

By the way, I reviewed the first Tails of Iron game and it was a blast. Check out that review here.

Set after the bloody conclusion of the original, Whiskers of Winter sees Arlo embark on a violent quest of ruthless revenge against the Dark Wings' onslaught, while introducing new fearsome monster-hunting sidequests against gigantic beasts. The young rat can also imbue his weapons with a range of new elemental effects and abilities, helping him slaughter foes standing in his way. Enhanced settlement mechanics allows Arlo to rebuild the Rats' northern garrison of Winter's Edge, while its new protector explores new and distinct areas of the frontier home to a cast of critters, some to ally with... others to vanquish.

Odd Bug Studio has also confirmed that multi-award-winning voice actor, Doug Cockle (The Witcher 3, Baldur's Gate 3, Alan Wake 2) returns to the world of Tails of Iron to provide his immediately distinct gruff and foreboding tones to Arlo's bloody crusade of retribution.

An image showcasing the game described in this article.

Tails of Iron 2: Whispers of Winter features:

  • An expanded campaign of violence and revenge - Whiskers of Winter's tail' of Arlo's fight against the ferocious Dark Wing Bats is an intense experience, featuring a semi open RPG world set across six varied biomes to explore, and new animal factions to discover.
  • Challenging combat - Building upon the series' trademark hardcore combat, Tails of Iron 2 features enhanced weapons gameplay, including four elemental effects (fire, ice, electricity, and poison) to imbue Arlo's arsenal with unique abilities to use against foes.
  • NEW Monster hunting gameplay - To tip the balance against the new fanged army of Dark Wing Bats, Arlo can track down and overcome 15 gigantic and challenging beasts to harvest their cadavers for rare upgrade materials.
  • Improved base building - Construct and upgrade the devastated settlement of Winter's Edge to gain access to more powerful items from the smithy, tastier meals at the kitchen, a wider range of powerful traps from the shoppe, and more!
  • NEW Day and night system - Arlo will face different foes depending on the time of day, with more enemy types added as additional monsters are hunted down and vanquished.

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