A Bit Chile: Zeno Clash 2 Appears 30th April

By Jim Rossignol on April 2nd, 2013 at 9:00 am.


Word from Atlus is that Zeno Clash 2 will arrive at the end of the month. The sequel to the world’s craziest fantasy face-punching game will be an open-world sort of thing, which is a fact that makes me quite happy. For more clarification on what it takes to bring me cheer, check out the trailer below, or this interview.


Yeah.

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  1. RedViv says:

    Into the sand ya go, foes!

  2. MeestaNob says:

    Yes.

  3. jussipe says:

    Down with this sort of “Steam only” thing!

    • bstard says:

      Yeh why make multiplay & updating easy, I want to hassle for at least an hour with my modem and download patches from obscure sites.

      • jussipe says:

        Well, for example GOG.com isn’t an obscure site. Downloading patches, fixes and whatnot from there requires no extra hassle, just one click. I’m not against Steam, I just want my games completely free of any kind of additional software. And Zeno Clash II is a single-player only enjoyment.

        • John Mirra says:

          There is coop.

        • sirdavies says:

          gog requires additional software.

          • Ansob says:

            Eh? No, it most certainly doesn’t.

          • JiminyJickers says:

            Gog can use the download client only if you want it to.

            It definitely doesn’t require the software, you can download everything straight through your browser if you prefer.

          • jrodman says:

            telnet and a shellscript would probably work too.

        • Jason Moyer says:

          “Downloading patches, fixes and whatnot from there requires no extra hassle”

          Anytime any of the games I own on GOG have been updated I’ve had to download the entire game again, with the exception of the Witcher 2 which for some reason still requires downloading 3-4 patches via the launcher even though it hasn’t had a patch in ages.

          Steam, on the other hand, doesn’t normally require a massive download for patches and has the added benefit of updating my games automatically so I don’t need to constantly manually check for new updates to games I have.

          • Arkh says:

            Yeah, except that time Steam autopatches your game and break mod compatibility. That’s a good feature and a lof of convenience right there, sir.

      • Grey Poupon says:

        When EA gets fed up with Origin and buys Steam and starts holding your games ransom, you might sing a slightly different song.

        • Surlywombat says:

          Don’t awaken the beast!

        • ResonanceCascade says:

          EA doesn’t have enough money to buy Steam, even if Valve were selling.

        • Hoaxfish says:

          I wonder how EA’s financial position is at this moment when it comes to buying something like Steam (or Nintendo). I get the feeling it might just about be able to buy the little toe of the giant, but I might be wrong.

      • Tams80 says:

        It’s still DRM. DRM with benefits definitely and many of the problems have been fixed, such as off-line mode (actually I think this still doesn’t work properly at times).

        Anyway, Steam has prevented people from playing games they have bought, which is something that should never happen in the first place.

        Personally, I have taken the advice of another commentator here and only use Steam as if it is an indefinite rental platform and thus only buy games when they are cheap in order to reflect what I perceive as the level of service I get from Steam.

        • Epsz says:

          You know, not all games in Steam come with DRM. Some are simply .exes that Steam downloads and opens for you, and you can copy and paste them and open them from everywhere without Steam. The DRM part is an option for the developer. An option I wish less devs would pick, but not mandatory for using Steam anyway.

          • SkittleDiddler says:

            There are certainly a handful of (mostly indie) games that can bypass Steam’s DRM hook completely, but until more AAA publishers take advantage of it as a feature, it’s hardly worth mentioning as a positive.

            I’d love to be able to use my Steam-attached copies of Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and RAGE outside of Valve’s walled garden, but that will never happen.

          • El_Emmental says:

            What Epsz said.

            If you want your Zeno Clash (I or II) game license to be DRM-free, you need to contact the rights holders (in this case, the developers) at http://www.aceteam.cl ( contact@aceteam.cl ), and ask them if they could remove the DRM, if not immediately, when.

          • Arkh says:

            Except you need to install steam to download the games. In gog, I can download my games from any computer and move it to my desktop. That is a form of DRM, you NEED the third part client.

          • jrodman says:

            Needing to use that program to download the files is not DRM. It’s just inconvenient.

            That they want to see that you’re the person who bought them before they send them to you is *also* not DRM, its also just inconvenient.

            DRM refers to the idea of attaching controls on files and content that you HAVE, not putting limits in the way of GETTING them.

    • Teovald says:

      I am not a fan of this either. It could be way worse (microsoft game for windows…) but in Steam you are renting your games, not buying them.
      At least they plan to get rid of the curated aspect of Steam. It made sense when it was only a small store but now that Steam is more and more the go-to store for desktop games, arbitrary entrance is a problem.

      GOG could really use a real desktop client with automatic updates though. Steam is far from perfect, especially its client, but it is still way better than the competition in that regard.

    • derbefrier says:

      All I have to say on the matter is good luck! You amd the 5 other people in this world that refuse to use steam got a uphill battle I would say.

      • Arkh says:

        Nah, I for one still enjoy Steam exclusive games, DRM free. And I hardly play online. It’s not me the one that is losing.

  4. inertia says:

    I think this game will pack quite the punch.

  5. Angel Dust says:

    Super-fucking-excited over here!

  6. davorschwarz says:

    nothing like a bit of good ole fisting

    • jrodman says:

      *lights*

      I’m the Evil Sensei,
      It’s my Evil Dojo!
      I teach Evil Karate
      I’m evil as a MO FO

      Evil is my nature ’cause
      Evil was my nurture
      As a child I winked and smiled
      My evil came to hurt’cha

      They kicked me out of scouting
      So there’s no doubting
      My taste!

      CHORUS:
      He’s the Evil Sensei / It’s is his Evil Dojo
      He teach Evil Karate / He’s evil as a MO FO

      Sensei:
      My overbearing mother / tried to use the Lord to smother
      The boy-karate inklings / that I had been thinking

      Didn’t care for preaching
      So I started teaching
      The Fist

      Lesson One in the way of the Fist / goes like this:
      Never let your backside show.

      Lesson Two what to do / in a fight for your life
      Stick your fist in a place that it should not go.

      The senasation’s blissful / when you give a fistful
      of pain.

      CHORUS:
      Yeah yeah yeah yeah / yeah yeah yeah yeah
      Yeah yeah yeah yeah / yeah yeah yeah yeah
      Fisted — fisted! FISTED!! / Fisted — fisted! FISTED!! (No)
      E V I L F I S T Ohhh

      Sensei:
      Lesson three is very particular
      keep those fists quite perpendicular

      Lesson four by far is the greatest
      you can fist a boy / but best not make one

      It’s not just dumb luck / when punks get punch-fucked
      by us. CHORUS: Oh Yeah!

      He’s the Evil Sensei / It’s is his Evil Dojo
      He teach Evil Karate / He’s evil as a MO FO

      Sensei:
      When we fight to win / there’s no second place!
      We’ll beat these marys down / and sit upon their face

      I’m the Evil Sensei,
      It’s my Evil Dojo!
      I teach Evil Karate
      I’m evil as a MO FO

      (outro)

      (source http://www.itskaratekidthemusical.com/)

  7. Ian says:

    Guns. :(

    • Cytrom says:

      They don’t look like the cod guns straight from the imagination-free zone.

    • Oozo says:

      There were guns in part 1, too! They sometimes looked like fish, if I recall correctly, and were largely more efficient when being thrown into faces than fired on bodies. As it should be.

  8. Oozo says:

    In any other game, I would be concerned for the fists that punch an iron helmet.
    In this one, though, I’m only surprised about the lack of a nice “claaang”-sound.

  9. KwisatzHaderach says:

    I dind’t like the brawling so much, it was a little too hectic for my taste. But the environment and the story of some of those tragic characters!
    While they were brilliant and unique, they didn’t get me through the game – I never finished it -, so I have to ask: What happened to Daedra?! Why is she not on my side in ZC2, where she belongs?! She was the only thing of flawless beauty and authenticity in a world where everything was a distorted symbol for another symbol. What happened to her?! I will have to play through the first one to find out I guess?

  10. derbefrier says:

    Saw this on steam yesterday . Never played the first one but I see the pre order deal includes the first. Downloading the demo now if I like it I will pre order. This game looks right up my alley.

  11. Prince says:

    ACE Team: most aptly named developers in existence.
    Everybody buy Rock of Ages! It’s practically free these days, and no game made me smile more last year.