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DE2 Chapter III Roadmap

05-30-2014, 08:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-26-2015, 12:27 AM by Hakuzen.)
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Hey guys,

Now that active development on chapter 3 has begun, I'd like to give you a rough idea of what you will be seeing in the next major release of DE2.

Continuity:
Save files from Dark Eternal v0.4 will work, allowing you to resume your progress. (Note: v0.4 BETA and earlier save files will not work)

Length: Edited
Chapter III will be about 5 hours total. This will bring the total gameplay of DE2 to around 14 hours.

New Characters:
Nahla's party will gain a new playable character.
Zenogias' party will gain two new playable characters.

Locations: (NOT including secret / optional area)
Ruins of Domna
Chronic Wasteland
Ruins of Rin
The Weeping Wood
Labinnac
Ekei
The Elder Council Chambers
Epiphany Cove
Seraphim Falls
Akasou
The Cage

Systems:
Level III essences introduced
Sanity System expansion
Transformation System debut! Zenogias, and perhaps others, will be obtaining a new type of limit break that allows them to transform into a powerful entity for a short period of time.

Watch for more details on this system as Chapter III development progresses.

Valorous Encounters:

The first two Valorous Encounters will be introduced in Chapter III, presenting the most extreme challenge faced yet in Dark Eternal II.

Valorous Encounters are optional boss fights that will be nearly impossible to defeat. They will require serious planning and strategy, quick reflexes, pattern recognition and the best possible gear available. Some Valorous Encounters will only be available once, while others toward the end of the game will be challengable as many times as you like.

Rewards for Valourous Encounters will be significant, including exclusive gear, essences and more.

Timeline:
Beta testing should begin early 2015, with a full release by Spring 2015.
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05-31-2014, 07:56 AM,
#2
RE: DE2 Chapter III Roadmap
YES, we get updates this time!

Is this the chapter where the two parties meet? And is it possible to miss (by not exploring) the Valorous Encounters and if you did miss them is it possible to get back to them later?
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05-31-2014, 09:38 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-31-2014, 09:39 AM by Hakuzen.)
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RE: DE2 Chapter III Roadmap
(05-31-2014, 07:56 AM)BioFrEaK Wrote: YES, we get updates this time!

Is this the chapter where the two parties meet? And is it possible to miss (by not exploring) the Valorous Encounters and if you did miss them is it possible to get back to them later?

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The parties do not meet in this chapter, but they will in chapter 4.

As for Valorous Encounters, yes you can miss them. Each Valorous Encounter is located in its own secret/optional dungeon, and the early ones will only be available to fight in the chapters they are first introduced in. You can attempt them as many times as you like, but once you progress to the next chapter they will no longer be available.

Keep in mind that after you unlock the final dungeon of the game, you will also gain access to a set of 6 valorous encounters. If you are able to complete all 6, and you build an Dimensional Beacon in your city, you will gain access to the hardest dungeon in the game. This dungeon will make even the final story dungeon look like a walk in the park, and will have the hardest encounter in the game as the boss.

Of course, this is all completely optional and you can complete the game without doing any of it. It is intended for the hardcore crazies that are looking for ruby weapon/ozma/Magus Sisters level encounters.
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12-09-2014, 08:24 PM,
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RE: DE2 Chapter III Roadmap
Updated roadmap with new length of play for chapter 3.
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12-12-2014, 01:44 PM,
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RE: DE2 Chapter III Roadmap
Yay update!

But 5 hours is a fairly long playtime, how many chapters are planned in total?
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12-12-2014, 06:44 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-12-2014, 06:45 PM by Hakuzen.)
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RE: DE2 Chapter III Roadmap
(12-12-2014, 01:44 PM)BioFrEaK Wrote: Yay update!

But 5 hours is a fairly long playtime, how many chapters are planned in total?

5 hours would be if you did everything, I would say the "average" playtime for somebody who does some but not all of the side content, would be more like 3 1/2 - 4 hours.

There will be 6 chapters total, with the new estimated total gameplay time (including all side-content) being between 25-30 hours.

It is very likely that DE2 will be twice as long as DE1.
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