There’s a new trailer for Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder. The sequel to Ace Team’s rock rolling game from 2012. is going to be released on August 29th. The new video shows off some of the things we can expect, including a vomiting Van Gogh.
In case you haven’t played Rock of Ages, it’s like Marble Madness set in a mix of Janson’s History of Art and Terry Gilliam’s animation. It lets you take control of a giant boulder with a blissful smile, then asks you to roll that boulder downhill, through obstacles, and smash it into the enemy castle. There are defences along the way, like elephant riders, walls, catapults and such, but they just slow you down. But wait, there’s more! Before you start rolling, you have to set up your own defences, because there’s another boulder rolling down another hill, heading towards your castle! That part was kinda lukewarm, but the rolling was immensely fun. The main selling point were the environments, based off various different periods in the history of art.
The sequel is going to be more of the same, from the looks of it. Different periods, some new features, but mostly just rolling down a hill with a stupid grin on your stony face, running over little cardboard cut-out people and their cattle until you smash the massive oak doors to reveal your nemesis du jour. The soundtrack is still as majestic as before, it seems. The biggest changes seem to be in the multiplayer section – more modes, more players, more everything.
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder is going to be released on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One on August 29th. It’s going to be sold for $15, and if you buy it during the first month, you’ll receive a boulder skin based on The Binding of Isaac.