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Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 slashes its way onto PS5 and Xbox this year

Warhorse has revealed the sequel to its popular first-person RPG and confirms that the Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 release date will arrive in 2024.

Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 release date: A brigade of soldiers outside medieval buildings and a close up of a man in a medieval green and red outfit

Finally, it’s official: Warhorse’s next game will be Kingdom Come Deliverance 2. With how well-received the first game was (and how much Warhorse loved making its medieval RPG), we can’t say we’re surprised. It’s been over six years since the original launched, but the good news is that you won’t have too long to wait for good ol’ Henry’s next adventure, because the Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 release date will arrive before the end of 2024 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

That’s right – the sequel to Kingdom Come Deliverance is going to be throwing its hat into the ring with the likes of Dragon’s Dogma 2 and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth to become one of the best RPGs of this year. That’s some pretty tough competition, sure, but Warhorse appears to be approaching KCD2 in the right way judging from what we saw at a preview event ahead of today’s reveal and trailer drop.

When it comes to the characters, the setting, the in-your-face first-person combat, and Warhorse’s dedication to historical accuracy, things are pretty much the same as the first game. However, the studio claims that all of these core elements are bigger and better than they’ve ever been before, and that includes the open world game’s environment.

The overall size of the world is twice as big as the first game, and is split into two distinct sections. There’s the more wild, rural landscape of the Bohemian Paradise and the bustling city of Kuttenberg. That’s a name you might remember from lore found in the first game, which described it as a rich and powerful mining and administrative city – well, now you get to experience it as Henry, first-hand. From what we saw at the preview event, there’s certainly a visual upgrade from the first game. While not industry-leading by any stretch, the environments are still looking super detailed and varied.

Kingdom Come Deliverance 2: A wide shot of a medieval city with church spires and and trees

The size of the open world isn’t the only thing that’s expanding – the story told in Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 will be considerably longer than the first game’s, with over five hours of cutscenes. KCD2 serves up a new historical foe for Henry to square up with too – Sigismund the Red Fox, King of Hungary.

As you’ll spot in the new PS5 game and new Xbox game’s reveal trailer below, there are also some additions to combat. Complementing the realistic melee action are now a couple of ranged weapon types too – crossbows and “early” firearms can now be wielded to take out enemies from longer distances.

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Possibly the biggest thing to note though, which the trailer also proves, is that yes – you can pet the dog in Kingdom Come Deliverance 2. Nice.

As mentioned, Warhorse is set to launch Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S later this year. No solid release date or more narrowed-down window was given, which suggests it might be further towards the tail end of the year, but we’ll have to wait and see on that front.

While we were maybe a touch disappointed during the preview that Warhorse is largely sticking to its guns when it comes to the setting, time period, and characters, it is good to see that these elements have at least been decently expanded on. We’re sure it will do just as well as its predecessor and that it’ll absolutely please anyone who enjoyed the first game. But we’ll have to get hands-on to see if it can elevate itself even further to become one of the best Xbox games and best PS5 games of the year.

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