Nidhogg 2

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Nidhogg 2
Developer(s)Messhof
Publisher(s)Messhof
Designer(s)Mark Essen
Programmer(s)Mark Essen
Artist(s)Toby Dixon
Composer(s)Mux Mool
EngineGameMaker: Studio
Platform(s)macOS, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows, macOS, PlayStaion 4
  • WW: August 15, 2017
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: November 22, 2018
Genre(s)Fighting
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Nidhogg 2 is a fighting game and sequel to Nidhogg by indie developer Messhof.

Development[edit]

The title was announced in September 2016 and demonstrated at the 2016 TwitchCon[1] and 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo Indie Megabooth.[2] It was released on August 15, 2017, on macOS, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows platforms.[3] A Nintendo Switch version is scheduled for release on November 22, 2018.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic80/100[5]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid9.5/10[6]
Edge7/10
Game Informer8/10[7]
GamesMaster80%
GameSpot7/10[8]
GamesTM7/10
IGN8/10[9]
OPM (UK)7/10
PC Gamer (UK)87%[10]

The game received "generally favorable" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.[5] GamesMaster said it was "An excellent sword-fighting game that at times has trouble remembering its brilliant roots." Game Informer said, "Though it doesn’t add much for players looking to play around with its improvements solo, Nidhogg 2 adds layers of depth to a simple formula without breaking what made it so appealing in the first place." Destructoid said, "It has expanded on the wonderful mechanics of the original and has one of the best soundtracks in recent memory. There isn't much content here for the solo player, but if you've got friends coming over for some friendly competition, the night would not be complete without Nidhogg 2." PlayStation Official Magazine – UK said it had "wicked local multiplayer appeal", while GamesTM said it was "Fast, intense, but flawed".

The game was nominated for "Best Fighting Game" and "Best Multiplayer" in IGN's Best of 2017 Awards.[11][12]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2017 Golden Joystick Awards Best Multiplayer Nominated [13]
The Game Awards 2017 Best Fighting Game Nominated [14]
2018 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Fighting Game of the Year Nominated [15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davenport, James (September 29, 2016). "Nidhogg 2 is on the way with axes, arrows, and a grotesque new art direction". PC Gamer. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Hall, Charlie (May 26, 2017). "Here's the Indie Megabooth lineup for E3 (update: public access has been canceled)". Polygon. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Fingas, Jon (July 16, 2017). "The frantic swordfighting of 'Nidhogg 2' arrives on August 15th". Engadget. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Nidhogg 2 for Switch launches November 22". Gematsu. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Nidhogg 2 Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Hancock, Patrick (August 14, 2017). "Review: Nidhogg 2". Destructoid.
  7. ^ Vazquez, Suriel (August 14, 2017). "Nidhogg 2: A Bloodthirsty Rematch". Game Informer.
  8. ^ Dayus, Oscar (August 14, 2017). "Nidhogg 2 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Rad, Chloi (August 14, 2017). "Nidhogg 2 Review". IGN. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Schilling, Chris (August 21, 2017). "Nidhogg 2 review". PC Gamer.
  11. ^ "Best of 2017 Awards: Best Fighting Game". IGN. December 20, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Best of 2017 Awards: Best Multiplayer". IGN. December 20, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Gaito, Eri (November 13, 2017). "Golden Joystick Awards 2017 Nominees". Best in Slot. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  14. ^ Makuch, Eddie (December 8, 2017). "The Game Awards 2017 Winners Headlined By Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Game Of The Year". GameSpot. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  15. ^ Makuch, Eddie (January 14, 2018). "Game Of The Year Nominees Announced For DICE Awards". GameSpot. Retrieved January 19, 2018.

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