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The original Wind-Up Knight was an endearing little platfomer, and it's looking like the sequel is just as cute and includes some new gameplay mechanics. This game has launched in Canada first, with access expanding to other countries soon. Most of you will have to make do with the trailer for now.

Wind-Up Knight 2 is a basic platformer with a strong focus on timing and customization. The knight runs along, and it's up to you to make sure he avoids the obstacles and kills all the bad guys. Along the way are bonuses, side-quests, and other goodies.

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Wind-up Knight 2 is free with in-app purchases. If it's anything like the first one, you can play a few levels, then have to pay to unlock the rest of the game. A Canadian can confirm that for me.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • remister

    When is this coming to the US, we always get shafted here /sarcasm

  • Lucas

    If it's anything like the last game, will you be able to complete a book perfectly to unlock the other levels without paying?

    • mustbepbs

      Best part about the first game. It felt so good to finish the game and not pay a dime.

  • namesib

    Noooo I need this game in my life immediately!

  • thermoplastics

    "If it's anything like the first one, you can play a few levels, then have to pay to unlock the rest of the game. A Canadian can confirm that for me."

    Maybe it's just me but shouldn't the the Android news site be the one telling us?

    Re-posting publicly available game trailers and press releases is not news. When is AP going to start having informative articles about games instead of articles that are basically regurgitated Google Play descriptions?

    • Brad

      I bet you complain about the newspaper, too.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      It's just you.

    • Intruder7s

      Stating the obvious here but.....

      So let me get this straight. You want AP staff to: Download the full game ( that means paying the IAP to unlock all the lvl's ) , play and record it, edit the record to produce a video of the game different than the one in Play Store, choose screenshots ( that are different from the ones in Play Store ) from withing their play-through video and put them here. All that for....a "news story" ???? It is NOT a game review. As long as they do not copy the "text" from another website they are free to use the screenshots and videos provided by the company that released said game. This is why they released them. News articles.

      • thermoplastics

        "So let me get this straight. You want AP staff to: Download the full game ( that means paying the IAP to unlock all the lvl's ) , play and record it, edit the record to produce a video of the game different than the one in Play Store, choose screenshots ( that are different from the ones in Play Store ) from withing their play-through video and put them here. All that for....a "news story" ????"

        Stating the obvious here but.....

        Yes, I think in most places it's called work.

        Not only is there zero new (get it, NEWS?) information or media in this article but AP is making money from AdSense by taking someone else's work and re-posting it. It is blatantly obvious what articles like this are being created for and it is clearly not to inform the public. This is just easy SEO money with no work or thought behind it. Frankly it's insulting.

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          I've been looking forward to this game and didn't know it was released until I saw it here, so for that reason I am glad Android Police posted this article. I rely on them and other tech websites for NEWS like this. You seem to have a very narrow understanding of how mass media works. This information will reach a wider audience with Android Police posting an article on it especially since Robot Invader, the development team behind the game, has not yet put up any information regarding its release on their own blog.

          • thermoplastics

            "I rely on them and other tech websites for NEWS like this."

            There is no news here other than this game is out in Canada. A simple tweet could have informed people but of course that won't earn them any advertising money.

            I am not saying that an article about this game being released should not be published, What I am saying is that this particular article reeks of lazy journalism (if one can even call this copy paste job journalism) that was published for the sole purpose of gaining AdSense revenue. It's filler content. That is so blatant that the author is asking us to do his job for him. Like I said, if AP and it's staff can't be bothered to create original content (new descriptions, new information, new content) then maybe the article (without these things) is not worth publishing.

          • ReturnOfTheMck

            I like seeing the screenshots, the video as well, all in one place. The point is, I appreciate it and would not be happy if posts like this stopped.

            Don't let it ruin your day just because you don't like it.

          • thermoplastics

            "I like seeing the screenshots, the video as well, all in one place. "

            So do I, it's called the Google Play Store. The exact place where all of this articles content was lifted from to then be republished here.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            But I want it here too.

    • http://www.scottcolbert.com ScottColbert

      All your post are nothing but complaints steeped in ignorance. If it bothers you that much, there are plenty of other websites you can go to. No one is forcing you to read AP.

  • SetiroN

    Robot Invader <3

  • Amer Khaznadar

    "If it's anything like the first one, you can play a few levels, then have to pay to unlock the rest of the game."

    I've played through the whole first game without needing to pay with real money. You can unlock everything with in game currency.

    • Skyde

      That's where developer learns their mistake. This time they make sure you spend money to complete the game. :D

  • Amer Khaznadar

    Seems to be available in France as well.

  • pierx

    Personal Favorite :)

  • Ygor Vaz

    "If it's anything like the first one, you can play a few levels, then have to pay to unlock the rest of the game. A Canadian can confirm that for me." Actually, in the first game, as long as you completed all levels with perfect score and didn't spend any of the money you won for completing the levels, you could unlock all the levels.

  • HJ

    The game is also available in Australia, New Zealand, France and Singapore according to the dev's Twitter.

  • nate

    I beat the entire first game without paying a cent. You only have to pay if you suck lol

  • Jordan

    Meh, I just tried the game, control is not fluid.
    What's with this game, you can only jump and attack ??? You cannot even control its movement or change direction. Knight moves and change direction by itself. duh.

    Uninstalled after 5 minutes. Swordigo & Granny Smith FTW.

    Looks like dev want to combine those 2 types of game but failed in execution. I'd suggest make the knight moves faster, with more fluid & responsive control. Or, if you want to advance slowly, just make it a normal platformer, with total control of knight's movement.
    The graphics is good after all.

  • namesib

    OK, I couldn't wait so I used a VPN with servers in Canada to download it. It's good: pretty much the same graphics as the first one but there are extra things (collecting a hat each level and having three extra quests per level with things like don't kill any monsters, don't collect any coins, collect diamonds, etc.). There's also an endless tournament mode (costs tickets, which can be bought with in-game gold and you get when you complete levels (I think)) where you go as far as possible collecting gems. Unlike the first one, however, IAPs are more heavily featured. Only the first three levels are available free and there is a 30-minute countdown when the game is opened the first time that advertises a half-price offer on the full game (CA$2.49 I believe). You also get 1000 coins and the yellow armour set with the IAP.