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Might and Delight announces survival exploration game Shelter 2

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Stockholm-based indie developer Might and Delight announced Shelter 2 today, the "spiritual sequel" to its Aug. 2013 survival title Shelter.

Whereas in Shelter players controlled a mother badger guiding her five cubs home, Shelter 2 follows a mother lynx through her life cycle, from pregnancy to parenthood. The open-world game will task players with preparing the den for the lynx's litter then caring for the young after birth and hunting for food and resources. As a lynx, players will have different movements, a variety of new ways to kill prey and the ability to carry cubs and make them take certain actions, such as drinking from drivers.

In addition to new mechanics and more expansive environments, Shelter 2 will feature music by Retro Family, the team behind the soundtrack to Might and Delight's puzzle platformer Pid.

"The essence of Shelter as a concept is keeping your family alive," said Might and Delight CEO Anders Westin in a press statement. "But we have decided to let the animal itself set the pace and character of the gameplay. The badger translated into a slow and linear journey — with the lynx however, Shelter 2 will become a much more forceful experience, where improving your techniques for hunting prey takes a much bigger role."

Shelter 2 is slated to launch this year through Steam, GOG and other digital platforms. Check out the trailer above for a first look at the game's visuals.