Sanctum 2: Exclusive Developer Diary
Posted on Thursday, April 18 @ 18:14:21 PST by Nicholas Tan
In my preview for Sanctum 2 in late March, I was impressed with Sanctum 2's hybridization of first-person shooter and tower defense elements. Being a four-player cooperative title doesn't hurt, either. I was, however, a bit dubious as to the plot, as I am with the plot of any downloadable title, but the developers are out to change my mind. And they just might, indeed.
With their experience and limited budget on the first Sanctum, Coffee Stain Studios will be placing a deeper emphasis on the story for its upcoming sequel Sanctum 2. As revealed in this exclusive developer diary by Armin Ibrisagic, game designer and PR Manger for Coffee Stain Studios, they have reached out to game writer and concept artist Emmy Wahlbäck to fill the world and environments with small details and unlockables in the form of comic book pages:
The expansion of the story looks to belie the fact that it's a budget-priced downloadable title. Much from Sanctum 1 that was left to the player's imagination and head-stratching will be filled in:
Look out for Sanctum 2 when it launches next month on Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, and Steam for only $14.99.
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