New Details On Upcoming Sword of Fargoal Games

When we talked with Jeff McCord about his recent start-up Trouble Brothers, we also got the latest scoop on what’s going on in the Fargoal world. Read on for the changes coming to both Sword of Fargoal and Sword of Fargoal Legends in the near future.

Sword of Fargoal, which was the runner-up for our 2009 Game of the Year (People’s Choice), is soon going to be updated for free to Sword of Fargoal 2. In this update, the game’s engine will be rewritten from the ground up, adding changes to combat, inventory management, UI, as well as adding a slew of new items and monsters. The developers will also have the ability to create dungeons, meaning they’ll be able to generate levels with set parameters, such as size and difficulty.

Sword of Fargoal 2 will also introduce in-app purchases for weapons, armor, and other items. These will be available to any new character you start. All in-app purchase items will be available for free by finding them in the game as well, but we couldn’t confirm if they’re awarded to every new character this way.

The update to Sword of Fargoal 2 will be free for all current users, while the game will cost $4.99 for newcomers. It will also go universal.

Meanwhile, Sword of Fargoal Legends will remain the classic Fargoal experience. While currently exclusive to the iPad, it will be updated to be universal simultaneously with the launch of Sword of Fargoal 2. A price drop is also being considered.

Jeff gave us an ETA of mid-to-late January for both updates. This isn’t set in stone, but it seems likely we’ll be crawling through new dungeons sooner than later. We’re excited to try out this enhanced version of an already excellent dungeon crawler. Check out our interview with Jeff on this week’s podcast for even more discussion of the Fargoal series.

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