By Josh Speer / December 19th, 2017
If you’re a fan of old school inspired adventure games with light RPG mechanics and dice, then you’ve probably heard of Hand of Fate 2. It’s a remarkable game by the kind folks at Defiant Development. Here at oprainfall, we covered both the original game and the sequel, and both were highly praised. But there’s better news today, as the first bout of DLC is slated to hit Hand of Fate 2 starting tomorrow! This new DLC will introduce the Dealer companion character, who can sway Lady Luck in minigames as well as casting spells in battle.
There is one proviso, however. The new DLC is coming to PC, Mac and Linux first. For those of you who enjoyed playing Hand of Fate 2 on consoles, you still have to wait a bit until 2018, which is when it hits PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Additionally, if you’re a fan of picking games up on sale (who isn’t?), you can get Hand of Fate 2 via the Steam Winter Sale for 10% off the original price, starting December 21st.
Stay tuned to oprainfall for more info about Hand of Fate 2 as it hits, and celebrate the holiday season with fantastic games like this!
Hand of Fate 2 Shuffles in DLC Packs
First Free DLC to Add The Dealer as a Companion
BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND – Dec. 19, 2017 – Hand of Fate 2, the acclaimed action RPG from Defiant Development, will deal in multiple additions of downloadable content. The first free piece, arriving on Steam, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, will add the Dealer as a new companion character. Like all DLC, this will appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.
The Dealer will join the adventuring party once the player successfully completes the final challenge. A master of the Game of Life and Death, he can influence any tabletop gambit, though at great personal cost. In combat, the Dealer employs an arsenal of ranged attacks to ensnare his opponents.
The Dealer will deliver new quips and insults, evoking responses that have made this supporting character the series’ most memorable personality. Anthony Skordi, best known in the world of games for bringing to life characters such as Mass Effect 3’s Leviathan and Admiral Garrick Versio from Star Wars: Battlefront II, once again lends his vocal talents to voice the Dealer.
Released Nov. 7 across PlayStation 4 and Steam, prior to its arrival on Xbox One earlier this month, Hand of Fate 2 has sold more than 100,000 copies across all platforms. The first entry in the franchise had more than 2.5 million downloads. Hand of Fate: Ordeals, a tabletop adaptation of the series and the most-funded Australian tabletop game in Kickstarter history, will release in Q2 2018.
“Hand of Fate 2 had an amazing launch and we look forward to continuing to support the community by giving our passionate fans new experiences to enjoy,” said Morgan Jaffit, Director, Defiant Development. “Love or hate the Dealer, players will be thrilled to have more of him than ever before, transforming our most memorable character into a companion.”
Hand of Fate 2, will be 10 percent off its normal asking price of $29.99 USD / €24.99 / $29.99 AUD on Steam, beginning Dec. 21.
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