Grinding Gear Games announced a sequel to its popular dungeon-crawler action RPG, Path of Exile . The developer unveiled Path of Exile 2, and released the game's first trailer, which you can see at the top of this post, during its annual ExileCon event.
The trailer starts with a loan hero dropping his own execution before moving on to the traditional top down and showing off the game's new enemies and abilities. The dark and scary enemies and environments in the first game seem to return this time, but the trailer fades to reveal a character running around a boat, suggesting that players may travel to new and distant lands this time.
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The announcement also reveals that the game will contain a new story with seven acts, as well as the alien phrase, "one game, two campaigns." These players can choose whether to play the Path of Exile 2 campaign or the original game's campaign, but both will lead to the same playoffs. Path of Exile 2 will also contain the same expansion content that has been added to Path of Exile since its original release in 2013.
Path of Exile 2 comes with 19 new Ascendancy classes, these come from the same archetypes as the exiles of the original game, but have different abilities. There will also be a new Skill Gem system replacing the previous skill system and allowing players the same level of customization, without any of the old system's hassles.
Grinding Gear Games makes it clear on the Path of Exile 2 website that the game has no release date yet. However, it mentions that the developer would like to launch a beta by the end of 2020, and that the development of Path of Exile 2 will not slow down the usual three-month cycle of original game extensions that players have become accustomed to.