Let’s Get Weird: You Can Suplex a Minotaur in ‘Zeno Clash 2’

By Joseph Leray

Atlus was kind enough to release a gameplay trailer for Ace Team’s “Zeno Clash 2”: watch as siblings Ghat and Riamat punch, throttle, and bodyslam their way through Zenozoik.

The series has always been pegged as a first-person fighting game, but you can see that “Zeno Clash 2” includes weapons (of sorts) and special abilities: at one point, Ghat lashes two goons together with a green rope. Our E3 impressions from last summer were positive, noting that the game’s combat has been improved, and that “Zeno Clash 2” includes some RPG-like leveling systems.

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Ace Team has also updated the game’s website, which will introduce the world’s major characters and bring you up to speed on the events of the original “Zeno Clash.” (Spoiler: it’s all nightmare fuel.) I’ll take any narrative foothold I can get, though: it seems like it’d be hard to keep one’s bearings in the surrealistic fever-dream that is Zenozoik.

“Zeno Clash 2,” published by Atlus, will be available early this year for Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade.

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