At last night’s keynote address at WWDC 2017, there were a bunch of announcements around Apple’s software upgrades and new hardware products. Apple unveiled its Amazon Echo-rival HomePod smart speaker, new iMacs, iPads, iOS 11 and more. On a lighter note, Apple announced the launch of Monument Valley 2, sequel to the 2014 Monument Valley. The game is currently available for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch running iOS 9 or later. Like the first version, Monument Valley is not for free, and is priced at Rs 400 on the App Store.
Monument Valley 2 follows the journey of a mother and a child as they encounter magical architecture, illusionary pathways, and delightful puzzles. Monument Valley 2 continues the same game play and is set in the same universe as the first, but the developer Ustwo Games says that the knowledge of the previous is not required. This time, users will guide the mother named Ro who will help her child explore the mysteries of the valley, its environments, and manipulate architecture as they continue their journey in the Sacred Geometry.
The Monument Valley 2 has some key features involved in the game which include a standalone adventure, individually crafted puzzles, contemporary visuals, and beautiful audio. Monument Valley 2 has a completely new story, so you don’t really need to play the first part. The puzzles in Monument Valley 2 as UsTwo Games puts it are illusory, meditative and use new interactions to explore the changing dynamics between characters. ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: Here’s what you need to know about the new Apple HomePod
The artwork in Monument Valley 2 is inspired by an ecletic mixture of architecture styles, artistic movements, and personal influences which are translated into geometric structures. UsTwo Games promises unique melodic interactive soundscapes, which are tailored perfectly for every step of Ro and her child’s journey. ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: Here are the top features of iOS 11
UsTwo Games has also released a trailer for Monument Valley 2 which shows a glimpse of Ro and her child’s journey. The trailer itself shows how beautifully the geometric world is crafted with adventures taking different shapes which will definitely excite and grip the player as well. The first part of the series, Monument Valley received a lot of acclamation and even won Apple Game of the Year 2014 and Apple Design Award 2014. It remains to be seen, if Monument Valley 2 will live up to its legacy.
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