Fantasy General II - Invasion Announced

Developer Gravity and publisher Slitherine announce Fantasy General II - Invasion, a fantasy wargame sequel to Fantasy General that's expected this year in a rush job that follows just 23 years after the original game. This already has store listings on both GOG.com and Steam. There is also an announcement trailer mentioning the 300 years of game time that separates the two games, and they've posted the original game's intro sequence for perspective, but be warned, it's a bit of a snoozefest. Here's what to expect:
What does it take to re-imagine a game that changed a genre? A good mix of passion for the classics, appetite for innovation, attachment to the roots and aspiration for change. Fantasy General II brings back good memories to veteran wargamers, but speaks to contemporary strategy fans as well. It engages with a new generation of commanders to test their wits on classic battlefields brought up to modern days.

True to the tradition of the original game, Fantasy General II is all about turn-based battles. Lead over 75 different unique unit types including powerful heroes with individual skill trees, in tactical hex-based battles.

Player will need to take in consideration terrain, weapons and armour, magical effects, morale, and the balance of forces, make a plan, execute it, and vanquish your enemy, forging your reputation as a savage war-leader.

Battle after battle, the player will develop army and make important decisions. The young clan members will need to be trained, and as they gain enough experience, even the greenest recruits can be turned into champions. But beware: costly victories can be worse than a defeat… when battle-hardened units perish, so does their progression and experience.

The game is set 300 years after the first Fantasy General on the continent of Keldonia (the continent where the players began their campaign in the original Fantasy General). Throughout the game locations and personalities from the previous game can be found and play a new role in the new campaign. The campaign will be on over 30 specially designed maps across four different environments each with its unique story and challenges.

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The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Apr 8, 2019, 20:57:

It's a bit telling that their video-reveal doesn't, you know, actually reveal any gameplay; they know quite well wargames /still/ aren't a crowd favorite. Still, while I doubt they'll be much more than a niche title, best of luck to them. Wargames are due a revival.

It won't be a niche title: Battle Royale mode confirmed.
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I vaguely recall FG so it must have been ok but certainly didn't knock my socks off. Kinda' hard to gauge thus with just a few screenshots. Really need to see some actual gameplay.

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Ha. I just reinstalled Fantasy General in my DOSBox build. I think saying it "reinvented the genre" is a bit much; while Panzer General helped revitalize classic wargames, Fantasy General was basically just PG with a fantasy re-skin. Still, it had a great (CD-Audio) soundtrack and it wasn't a bad game, if you liked that particular genre of game.

It's a bit telling that their video-reveal doesn't, you know, actually reveal any gameplay; they know quite well wargames /still/ aren't a crowd favorite. Still, while I doubt they'll be much more than a niche title, best of luck to them. Wargames are due a revival.


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jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2019, 17:47:
I loved Panzer General, but never played FG for some reason. What did people think of the original?

It was Panzer General with fantasy characters and powers. I liked it but I am a TBS junkie, so I am not unbiased.

FGII is a must-buy for me.
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I loved Panzer General, but never played FG for some reason. What did people think of the original?
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