Hammerwatch II is a gorgeous-looking cooperative hack and slasher, out today on PC but promised for PS5 and PS4 later this year. Players intrigued by grognard games like Baldur's Gate or Pillars of Eternity might find something to like here, albeit something played at a much quicker pace, with more focus on its four-player co-op.

Choosing from five distinct classes (Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard, Warlock), players create a customizable character and explore a giant open world. King Roland is holding out against Blight the Horrible and his dragon army, with monstrous beasts and a legion of the undead thrown in for good measure. The combat looks fun and frenetic, with each class having different skills and abilities to unlock.

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