Illwhyrin, the witch queen of Char, has been vanquished, her lair Witchaven destroyed, and the curse that plagued the land is finally lifted. However, shortly afterwards the valiant hero Grondoval the Witchbane is contacted by a mysterious golden dragon, who tells him that Illwhyrin's sister Cirae-Argoth is coming to avenge her death. Demonic legions abduct the princess Elizabeth along with other people from Grondoval's homeland Stazhia. It's time for the hero to embark on an even more dangerous journey, rescue the innocents, and defeat the evil witch.
Like its predecessor
, Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance
is a medieval fantasy-themed first-person action game. The gameplay is similar to that of the previous game, with a few additions. The protagonist is now able to fight with two weapons at once (one in each hand), as well as equip shields. The sequel also includes a Build
engine level editor that allows players to create their own stages.
- "Witchaven II: Vingança Sangrenta" -- Brazilian title
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The Press Says
||90 out of 100
||8 out of 10
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)
||74 out of 100
||Aug 13, 2001
||7.2 out of 10
||Oct 09, 2008
||71 out of 100
||65 out of 100
||2 out of 5
|PC Player (Germany)
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)
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The cover art for Witchaven 2
was created by artists Ken Kelly
, who also created the cover art for the original game.
During the course of the game, the player collects different weapons and armor to make him appear more or less like a Midian Knight on the cover of the original Witchaven
(spiked shield, horned helmet, chain vest, etc.) However, in the cut scenes, Grondoval wears bright gold armor and helm and never holds an axe. The gold armor only matches with the breastplate that the player can attain during play. The player's hands do not match the cut scene versions' hands and wrists *at all*.
Although it uses the same engine as the original "Witchaven
, slight improvements and changes made it impossible to open Witchaven
maps with the new map editor that came with Witchaven 2
On July 31, 1996, Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance
was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games
Information also contributed by
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #13 Least Rewarding Ending of All Time