Hello, friends. Do you like Ultima? I'll only accept two answers to that question: (1) Heck yes, fool!, or (2) What even is that, you crusty old relic of a games writer? Well, whichever answer you selected, you'll want to keep your ears to the ground for the surely-impending release of Lowlander 2: Lowerlander, the amazingly-named sequel to the 2015 Lord British-approved Ultima tribute Lowlander [$1.99]. The game has just launched in the New Zealand and Philippines App Stores, and could arrive in the rest of the world as soon as next week.

Lowlander has a decidedly vintage feel to it, coming off like the first couple of games in the Ultima series more than anything else. There are some modern niceties, however, and the game really does feel well-suited to the mobile platform. I absolutely adored the game when I reviewed it back in the day, but felt that a sequel could really deliver something special. I guess we'll know soon enough, eh? Even in the original game, the sense of exploration and discovery was excellent. I can't wait to see what new adventures await in this one.

The developer, Flat Black Films, stopped by the forum thread for Lowlander 2: Lowerlander and mentioned that if everything goes well, we might be seeing the game go into wide release next week. It looks to be a paid game with no IAP, just like the original. So cross your fingers and hope nothing goes wrong in the next few days so we can all look forward to spending next weekend partying like it's 1982.

  • Saveria

    Missed the original, I'll spend time this weekend to finish it before Lowerlander gets here. :))

  • iphigenia

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this game. Beginning is tough but there's a difficulty setting you can change.

    GREAT writing, very funny. Awesome adventure, awesome developer.

    I played the beta and the developer responded quickly to emails and made changes in the game based on issues and suggestions.

    Worth the price several times over. I can't recommend it enough!

  • yogg sarons cousin

    Can't understand the appeal for these 1 bit games

  • Enker

    I beta tested this game and it is WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!

  • Adam

    I woulda gone with "Lowlanderer" for the subtitle, but I guess that is why I am not in the business of naming games...

    • handhoney

      That's actually the way I read the title when I first saw it.

  • klink

    The first game was great. I can't wait for the sequel.

  • jForsythe

    How long did it take to finish the first one.?