I’m so flipping excited for Hero Emblems 2 that even something as mundane as a new shop interface has me jumping up and down. And you should be excited for it too!. The sequel was originally announced way back in September of 2016 with a fantastic reveal trailer, and just a few days later our own Shaun Musgrave was able to go hands on with a very early version of Hero Emblems 2 at that year’s Tokyo Game Show. We always knew that the game would be more than a year away even when it was first announced, but it turned out things were going to take even longer than expected as this past November developer HeatPot delayed Hero Emblems 2 to some nebulous point in 2018. Well the good news is that we’re at least IN 2018 now so the wait grows shorter every day, and today HeatPot has shown off a new video of Hero Emblems 2 which shows the new shop interface and UI which is quite different than it was in the original game.
Ugh, you guys, I CANNOT wait for this one. The characters and animations, even when just idling in the boring old shop screen, are just incredible. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with this series, the first Hero Emblems ($2.99) launched in early January of 2015 and took our community by storm. The discussion thread blew up, which prompted us to give it a full review and award it our Game of the Week, and I personally chose it as one of my favorite games of 2015. It’s that good! In a world where we’re drowning in match-3 games, Hero Emblems came along and blew us away by how well it integrated its match-3 gameplay into a more robust RPG experience. It also didn’t hurt that the characters and world HeatPot built were charming as all heck, and to top things off the game was paid with no IAP which was practically unheard of for a match-3 game. Yes, Hero Emblems really was something special, which is why I just can’t wait for this sequel to release. Until that time, head over to our forums for all the latest updates on Hero Emblems 2.