Prepare your soul for endless exploration and torture beyond the limits of what the most hardened of gamers have ever felt before. Four years after it was Kickstarted by fans, NIGORO’s long-awaited sequel LA-MULANA 2 is available for $25 through GOG, Humble, and Steam.
Like its predecessor, this game utilizes a classic “metroidvania” exploration formula, but NIGORO prides itself with obtuse puzzles and intense boss fights that will test the limits of your gaming reflexes, pattern memorization, and most importantly, your patience.
All of this is spelled out nicely in a launch trailer that accompanies the release.
Are you prepared for suffering beyond words… and that rockin’ soundtrack?
I emerged from the original LA-MULANA a broken man, with not just a notch on my belt but also a traumatic scar on my soul that will never go away. Now, I dive back into NIGORO’s darkest depths to uncover yet another tomb that might have been better left unopened, begging for punishment with each step I take.
A word to the wise. LA-MULANA 2 is not for the faint of heart. And this isn’t some “OMGZ WE’RE SO DIFFICULT” Dark Souls marketing ploy. Dark Souls might frustrate you for an evening of gaming, LA-MULANA will crush your spirit into a the tiniest of bundles and jam it into an MSX cartridge.
Buy it today for the PC if you’re strong enough, then buy the first game and play it as well… and if you’re really feeling masochistic, play the freemium game that got this whole franchise started. When your suffering has ended and there is no going back to the happy ways things once were, remember… there is an old MSX game that inspired LA-MULANA in the first place, Knightmare 2: Maze of Galious.
Having second thoughts? It’s too late for me, but I won’t think any less of you if you back out now.