Pixelated publisher Chucklefish and developer Robotality announced Wargroove 2, the sequel to the original Advance Wars-like tactical strategy game from 2019.
Wargroove 2 brings a new story that weaves through three new campaign arcs. The sequel features a new faction, new commanders, new unit types, and a new tiered Groove system.
A new roguelike mode called Conquest promises a unique challenge. Veterans can enjoy the return of map and campaign editors, as well as co-op and pvp multiplayer for up to four players locally and online.
Wargroove was designed as a fantasy version of Advance Wars. Players control a faction of units and wage war across a pixelated, grid-based battlefield in a series of missions.
Although Chucklefish developed Wargroove themselves, they are partnering with German indie studio Robotality for the sequel. Chucklefish previously published Robotality’s roguelike strategy-RPG, Pathway.
“We’re thrilled to be back partnering with Chucklefish to bring the next iteration of the Wargroove series. It’s been a pleasure taking Wargroove to the next level, in a way which feels fresh and exciting for strategy fans, whilst still being true to a community who are passionate about this world and its characters,” said Simon Bachmann, art director, Robotality. “All of us at Robotality have had a great time developing the next chapter in the Wargroove universe, and we hope fans will have as much fun playing, as we have creating”.
Wargroove 2 is coming to PC and Switch. No release date has yet been announced. The series is rated E10+.