New world! Scarcer resources! More randomisation!
Developer The Wandering Band’s striking skybound city builder Airborne Kingdom – which Eurogamer quite enjoyed when it launched last year – is giving players the perfect excuse to return to the clouds in the form of a New Game+ mode, available now on PC and Mac.
Airborne Kingdom’s New Game+ mode, available after finishing the original campaign, adds a whole bunch of new wrinkles to the core formula, intended to “change the playstyle of every…player who thinks they’ve fully conquered the skies”.
To that end, New Game+ introduces a fresh map with scarcer resources and quests that are spread further apart, meaning players will need to carefully plan their floating metropolis’ route around the world to avoid mishaps such as running out of fuel.
Players can also expect new town centres promising “additional comfort, efficiency, or searching”, alongside a greater variety of randomised elements to make each New Game+ run-through more unpredictable. “Quests, kingdom placement, and even your starting placement can be vastly different”, explains The Wandering Band. And there’s even a New Game + Hard mode for real masochists.
Airborne Kingdom’s free New Game+ update is available now via the Epic Games Store.