Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

By Brenna Hillier
2 March 2015 23:33 GMT

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer.


“Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable party,” Paradox said.

“Assemble a group of virtual friends, dress them in class-specific hats, and take on an all-new series of quests, including dynamic dungeons, an improved combat system, new loot and crafting mechanics, and more, as the party faces its greatest challenge yet: the new edition of the ruleset.”

The sequel boasts improved graphics, jumping “from simulated 8-bit graphics to simulated 16-bit graphics, providing players with twice the bits”; new racial feats; an overhauled combat system; new crafting and loot; and dynamically generated dungeons.

The last entry on the features list was “Entirely Too Many Gaming and Pop Culture Jokes: Seriously”.

“When you allow people at your company to dress up in wizard robes and suits of armour, sometimes you wind up with games like Knights of Pen & Paper 2,” Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester said.

“We’re going to be showing off the game in person this week at GDC. I wanted to reveal it during the DICE conference, but nobody agreed with me.”

Enjoy the trailer below. Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is coming to Android, iOS and PC on May 14.

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I love Paradox so much that if it needed a janitor I’d be filling out Swedish immigration forms right now. Bless ’em.

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