Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels will release for PC, Mac and Linux on March 10, when it will be available for purchase via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store.
Announcing the new episodic followup to The Longest Journey on the game’s Kickstarter page, developer Red Thread Games said that the new episodes will focus heavily on choice and consequence through dialogue.
During your progression, you’ll be bombed with various conversational choices. Your choice of words will determine the path for you to walk on. There’s no right or wrong, and choosing different dialogues can help you deter from whatever path you’d already taken.
Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels is going to introduce plenty of new characters and places to explore. Players will get to experience a new city called Marcuria, capital of the Northlands, home to the Azadi occupying forces and to the resistance. Book Two is also going to continue the story of Zoë Castillo and Kian Alvane.
Red Thread Games originally intended to release Book Two on February 24, but bug fixing and testing procedures forced the team to push the date back.
“The wait between the first two episodes has been longer than expected,” the studio said. “This is due to a number of factors, including the massive scope of the second episode — up to 50 percent bigger than Book One, which took an average of four hours to play through — the technical challenges in building (and bug fixing) a functioning framework for an episodic game, and the very, very long test cycle involved in a choice-and-consequence based game that’s now approaching ten hours in length after only two episodes.”
The developer has promised “a more rapid development process” for Book Three. As for Book Four and Five, they will launch later this year.