The side-scrolling fighting game is receiving a proper sequel three years after the original release.

Nidhogg 2 will be released on August 15th and the preorders for the game should start on July 18th. As you can see, the game now includes a much different art style to the original title. It’s a result of developers being able to offer smooth animations that aren’t time-consuming when modified a bit.

You can read about their approach on PlayStation’s blog. Mark Essen, the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Messhof studio explain how their to-do list was changed when they realized a much more fluid design process was possible. An interesting development story, just saying.