Well, the wait is more or less over and the playable beta of A Valley Without Wind 2 can finally be, err, played. On Steam no less and, should you hurry and grab it before January 5, for a mighty 60% off discount that will earn you access to the ongoing beta, a copy of AVWW2 on release and, kindly, the original AVWW. As for the game itself, it seems to be doing what any sequel that respects itself should do by keeping and polishing up the best bits of the original, revamping the graphics and, most importantly, adding a turn-based strategic level on top of the metroidvania arcade adventuring.

A Valley Without Wind 2 should run happily on most Windows and Mac PCs and is expected to launch its final version sometime next February.