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Curious Expedition 2

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Thunderful
Developer: Maschinen-Mensch
Release Date: Jan. 28, 2021

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'Curious Expedition 2' Shores of Taishi DLC Comes To PC Next Week, Consoles Later - Trailer

by Rainier on May 10, 2022 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT

Curious Expedition 2 is an adventure/exploration game that will set sail with a brand-new art style and enhanced gameplay, along with vastly expanded content over its predecessor.

Curious Expedition 2 is the follow-up to the award-winning 19th century expedition simulation.

In a reimagined 1889, during the Paris World’s Fair, an immense discovery has been made: mysterious islands in the Atlantic ocean have begun to appear, only to vanish soon afterwards, as if by magic.

The three great Explorer Clubs of Paris are now funding expeditions to these strange islands in a bid to bring back treasures to the World's Fair. Take on the role of an intrepid explorer, assemble your crew, and discover all manner of unique cultures, flora, fauna, treasures and more. With a timeless art style inspired by the classic Franco-Belgian comics of the 20th century and an arrestingly charming orchestrated soundtrack, Curious Expedition 2 is a pulp adventure storybook come to life.

With no two adventures ever the same, your character and those you recruit are all procedurally-generated with a specific class, but with their own unique look, abilities, strengths and weaknesses. On your adventures, all manner of unforeseen circumstances can positively or negatively impact your progress, so careful resource and sanity management is needed to make it back home with your spoils - and your team! A world of unimaginable wonder and surprise awaits!

It’s time to collect more fame, science and treasure than ever before!


The next big Shores of Taishi DLC for Curious Expedition 2 is heading to PC (Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store) on May 19, 2022 for $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99, with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox following at a later date.

Shores of Taishi adds a bounty of new content to the mysterious lands of Curious Expedition 2. A new island type, Celestial Shores, comes with a completely new set of tiles, a new game mechanic related to teleporting between islets and the new Peacock Tribe. Shores of Taishi will allow players to recruit six new characters to their party, including Red Panda, Tanuki, Ghost Catcher and Warrior Peacock. That’s not all: with six new enemy types, four new locations, six new pieces of equipment, seven new Sanity Items, seven new Trophies and four new levels to unlock, there’s plenty of new content to get stuck into.

Shores of Taishi follows the release of the Highlands of Avalon DLC, adding its own set of tiles, a new mechanic for traversing hills and valleys, a new tribe, recruitable characters, equipment and more. WIth this latest release, Curious Expeditions 2 will be bigger and more varied than ever before, offering constant surprises and new adventures every time you play.

Full feature list:

  • New island type: Celestial Shores, with a completely new set of tiles, a new game mechanic related to teleporting between islets and the new Peacock Tribe
  • 6 new recruitable characters: Red Panda, Tanuki, Ghost Catcher, Warrior Peacock, Shaman Peacock, Scout Peacock
  • 6 new enemies: Ushi Oni, Dangkang, Spectral Tiger, Spectral Snake, Tanuki Enforcer, Tanuki Motivator
  • 4 new locations: Animal Shelter, Bath House, Wild Tanukis, Rite of Passage
  • 6 new pieces of equipment: Bo Staff, Guandao, Jian, Bamboo Hatchet, Geta Sandals, Bagua Mirror
  • 7 new sanity items: Zongzi, Sake, Lo Mai Chi, Chinese Tea, Go Board, Peach, Bamboo Flute
  • 7 new trophies: Tanuki Testicles, Dangkang Tusk, Ushi-Oni Leg, Red Panda Fur, Phoenix Ashes, Spectral Tiger Pelt, Giant Spectral Snake Skin
  • 4 new levels to unlock at the Taishi Academy Explorer Club in Paris, giving access to 1 Recruitable character and 3 pieces of Equipment

“Supporting Curious Expedition 2 with new content to expand the mysterious terrain players have to explore has always been important to us,” said Riad Djemili, CEO at Maschinen-Mensch. “This new DLC adds another unique dimension where players will encounter an aesthetic unlike anything they’ve discovered in the game so far. Have fun out there explorers!”

Key Features

  • Explore procedurally generated worlds in a variety of biomes, each featuring a new combination of dangers and opportunities.
  • Manage your resources to keep your trek alive and sanity high. Balance greed against your survival needs to find glory without perishing.
  • Procedural storytelling makes every adventure unique. Your characters form relationships, change loyalty, acquire mental illnesses, and more in response to the environment and your decisions.
  • Embark on an epic campaign that combines procedural gameplay with handcrafted story to create a narrative experience that can be played again and again.
  • All-new combat mechanics will require all your cleverness to survive fierce wild animals and legendary creatures.
  • Join online challenges and pledge yourself to an Explorer Club to compete for unique rewards.
  • Outfit your party members with equippable gear to create builds that can take on any challenge.
  • Set off on all-new expedition types, each with their own unique goal and events. Will you seek out the legendary Golden Pyramid or choose to recover the Rainbow Orchid instead?
  • Explore and discover mysterious locations. Plunder ancient shrines, haggle with strange mole people, loot ghostly pirate ships, and more…
  • 4K-native graphics featuring a classic comic-inspired art style.
  • Veteran CE1 players will discover tons of new content: new items, character types, enemies, biomes, tribes, events, and more!

Curious Expedition 2 is available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC (Steam).


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