Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Lucius II: Prophecy

Most people have heard of Lucius, the son of Satan, also known as Damien in The Omen series. No matter what name he goes by, he is the anti-Christ, and people tend to die in his presence. Well, in November these deaths will be taking place on consoles, when Shiver Games’ Lucius II: Prophecy is released on “major gaming consoles.” While the press release we received didn’t mention which consoles, it is probably safe to assume that the game will be released on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Lucius II is the sequel to Lucius (makes sense, doesn’t it?), and sees Lucius rise from the burning wreck that was once his family home. He is taken to the psychiatric ward of St. Benedict’s Hospital, ready to continue Satan’s bidding in a 1970s setting. Playing as six year old Lucius, gamers will cause havoc wherever they go, and cause more than a few untimely deaths. These deaths, similar to the first game, will come with an element of freedom, and gamers will be able to get creative in their murdering. For example, will Lucius poison someone’s coffee, or will he knock down a ceiling fan for more of a show?

The studio has promised that the updates made to Lucius II in order to bring the game to consoles will provide the player with more freedom, more devastation, and most importantly, more opportunities to “sin,” which is putting Lucius’ actions lightly.

No set date, or even confirmed consoles, have been announced as of yet, but Lucius II: Prophecy will be released on consoles of some variety in November of this year. More information on the game can be found on the official website, Facebook, Twitter, or even Steam, where Lucius is ready to kill for $19.99.

Getting déjà vu right now? That may be because you read this on IGM, where my article was first featured! Check IGM out for all the latest on indie games.

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