During the middle of the game the difficulty in Valhalla Knights sharply changed from medium to hours of grinding. Xseed plans to fix this issue in Valhalla Knights 2 by streamlining the difficulty. In the US build it’s easier to level up and items drop more frequently. Also if you have save game data from the Valhalla Knights you instantly get a familiar and helpful elf ally.
The other change is Marvelous developed and Xseed localized a more cohesive story than the amnesiac in distress plot from the first game. I’m not expecting an epic tale, but Valhalla Knights 2 should have more pre-text to push players from one dungeon to the next. Yes, Valhalla Knights 2 is a dungeon crawler where you run into enemies on the map. The combat system is similar too, but I didn’t get to go in depth with it. At E3 the characters in the demo were overpowered. As soon as they walked into a fight it was magically over in a few seconds.
Images courtesy of Xseed Games.