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Hammerwatch II Journeys from PC to Consoles Next Month

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press] Walnut Creek, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2023) – Modus Games and Crackshell announced that following its long-awaited launch on PC earlier this year, Hammerwatch II will battle its way onto Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 on Dec. 12 for $24.99. Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 4 versions will arrive next year.

Also launching on Dec. 12 is a remastered version of the original Hammerwatch game, as well as a special digital bundle and physical edition, Hammerwatch II: The Chronicles Edition, that will be available for purchase for $39.99. The Chronicles Edition includes:

Hammerwatch IIThe original remastered Hammerwatch Anniversary EditionAdditional character color palettes, facial items and the character voice pack

Today’s news was accompanied by a new trailer showcasing a sneak peek of what console players can expect when Hammerwatch II launches next month, including a never-before-seen look at the greatest evil you’ll face on your heroic journey:

Journey through Hammer Island, the Fallowfields and the dark mountainous regions of Blackbarrow, all created in the signature Hammerwatch pixelated art style. Following Blight the Horrible’s dragon army seizing the land you once called home – the dethroned King Roland has selected you as one of the mighty heroes he believes can restore his kingdom before it is plunged into darkness forever.

Build a custom Herian Hero and choose between five distinct character classes: Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard and Warlock before customizing your appearance and leveling up to unlock powerful new abilities and skills.Then, gather your closest warrior allies or journey alone to save the throne and put an end to Blight the Horrible’s takeover for good.

For more information about Hammerwatch II, check out and stay up to date with Crackshell and Modus Games on Twitter @RealCrackshell and @Modus_Games.

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About Modus Games

Modus Games is a global video game publisher focused on bringing the highest level of publishing services to the best developers around the world. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Modus leverages its expansive resources and global infrastructure to offer pain-free partnerships that disrupt traditional conventions and redefine the studio-publisher relationship. As one of the fastest growing publishers in the AA space, Modus has delivered notable titles such as Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, Cris Tales, Super Animal Royale, and Soulstice. Modus Games is part of Maximum Entertainment. Visit Modus at

About Crackshell

Crackshell is an indie development video game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. The studio was founded by Jochum Skoglund and Niklas Myrberg in 2013 and has specialized in gorgeous pixel art games such as Hammerwatch, Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour, and Heroes of Hammerwatch. Visit Crackshell at

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