Hocus 2, the sequel to the 2015 puzzler Hocus, is being released on iOS on 25th November.
It’s a puzzle game where you have to solve a number of mind-boggling puzzles that utilise perspective and illusions to deceive you, a bit like a game that M.C. Escher and his exploration of impossible objects would create.
It’s launching with 55 levels created from scratch, and you’ll have to make use of four different mechanics in order to solve each one. Developer gamebra.in promises it will be a very dynamic game, employing more illusion-inspired combinations and encouraging creative solutions to the various different puzzles.
The original Hocus released on iOS and Android five years ago and held strong user reviews in its time spent on those stores, currently sitting at an around 4.5 star rating average on both storefronts. It has also seen over 10 million downloads on Google Play which isn’t an achievement to be scoffed at.
It’s important to note that despite its popularity on Google Play, Hocus first released on iOS and was brought to Android a bit later, and this might be the same to happen with Hocus 2. So unfortunately, Android fans, you may have to wait a bit longer to try this one out.
As well as the technical innovations that Hocus 2 is making over the original title, it looks like the game is also a lot more colourful. The first game had a plain greyscale backdrop with only very modest uses of colour in its artistic flair, but the sequel looks to be fleshing that out with more colourful backgrounds and a bit more of a ‘pop factor’ to make the game look more interesting.
If that sounds up your alley, you can pre-order Hocus 2 from the iOS App Store before its 25th November release. It's a premium app that costs £2.99.