Monument Valley is a de facto ambassador for quality mobile gaming. Monument Valley even had an important crossover appearance in Netflix's House of Card which was kind of weird. So it comes as a welcome surprise that a Monument Valley sequel was suddenly announced at today's Apple WWDC. What's even better is that Monument Valley 2 is available right now for iPhone and iPad.
It's said that a candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long. If so, Monument Valley is the gaming equivalent of that candle.
Monument Valley 2 was announced during a presentation for Apple's iOS 11. The game was given a quick glimpse during the presentation, and before anyone realized what was happening, Monument Valley 2 became available on the iOS App Store for $4.99.
A brief trailer shows off the game's aesthetics which look very much like the original's, though with a deeper color palette than I remember from the first game. The same geometric puzzle gameplay from the first Monument Valley returns, but it appears that players now control both a mother character and a child character simultaneously. The first Monument Valley only featured a single playable character.
When Monument Valley released in 2014, the game was met with critical acclaim. Monument Valley became won plenty of end-of-year awards for mobile gaming for offering a deep experience with minimalist storytelling and memorable electronic soundtrack.
Previously, developers ustwo Games were unsure of whether or not to pursue a sequel, having followed-up Monument Valley with a VR experience, Land's End, on the Gear VR.
No word yet on an Android release but we will update the story with new details.
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