Sons of the Forest is the follow-up game in the series to the unsettling survival-horror game by the name of The Forest, which was launched on 30 May 2014. Even though the playing concept of the recently released sequel is similar to the original game, there are several notable gameplay variations and additions made to the new game that hope to add a new layer of engagement and horror for players to indulge in.
The Forest was a huge success when it came out in 2014, with players especially praising the grim setting of the forest itself and also the exceptionally integrated intelligent enemy AI system into the cannibals, which surprised everyone with its realistic imitation of human-like movement, attacking capabilities, and more.
Now, almost a decade later, the refreshed prequel to the iconic first game is finally upon us, and it promises to be bigger and better than before. Players who had been eagerly waiting in anticipation for the release of the sequel after finishing the first one will now get the chance to take a good look at all the new changes implemented by the developers first-hand.
From its overall setting, gameplay, weapons, companions, etc, Sons of the Forest follows up its predecessor by implementing eerie gameplay mechanics that are definitely not for the faint of heart.
The developers promised gamers a more engaging yet equally terrifying gameplay experience, but players will only truly get to know how much these new changes made to the game will actually impact and enhance it until they get their hands on it and try it out for themselves.
So without beating around the bush for any longer, let us jump right into the details of the next survival-horror game in the series and explore what new mechanics have been added to the game:
Sons of the Forest Release Date List
Sons of the Forest Release Date
At the fag end of 2019, the initial promo for Sons of the Forest was unveiled, with the next trailer coming out in the month of December 2020.
Although the release of these trailers created much excitement among fans of this game series, there was still ambiguity among the fans of the game concerning the actual release date of the game. Numerous rumors have also been circulated regarding the game’s release date since the two reveal trailers were launched, creating a sense of confusion among the gaming community that perhaps the highly anticipated videogame will be playable in the year 2021, but as we can confirm now, that did not take place.
Nevertheless, Sons of the Forest officially launched in Early Access Mode on February 23, 2023, which was confirmed by the developers. The developers of the game, Endnight Games Ltd., released the game in early access mode to enable players to get their hands on it as soon as possible and allow them to experience all the newest features first-hand that were added to their favorite survival-horror game and see it gradually improve with every new update.
Sons of the Forest Trailer
To help gamers get even more excited about the next part in the popular ‘The Forest’ game series, Sons of the Forest, we have brought you the official reveal trailer of the game.
Take a look at the exclusive reveal trailer for the game here:
Moving on the reveal trailer of the mode enjoyed the most by the fans of this game series, the multiplayer mode.
Take a look at the exclusive multiplayer reveal trailer for the game:
Sons of the Forest Gameplay Features
Coming to the gameplay of Sons of the Forest, like its predecessor, this game also takes place on an isolated, abandoned island, where the player is sent to a remote island to find and rescue a billionaire, instead, their helicopter crash lands before they can truly begin their mission.
Now, players must hunt, scavenge, build, and survive the various threats present on the abandoned island, most notably the numerous savage cannibals who make a triumphant return in this game as well, only this time they are made to look meaner and more vicious than before.
To help give gamers a better idea of what to expect from the game, here is a peek at the official gameplay reveal trailer for the game:
Several new gameplay mechanics have been added to the game to give players a more immersive survival experience. Among the various new features, a few features stand out the most like the introduction of new friendly NPC companions, with one of them named Kelvin, who is designed to be with the players at all times and is fully capable of accepting commands from players and also assisting them in various activities like collecting various resources, etc. Kelvin cannot assist in combat situations, on the contrary, he will look to run and hide when any kind of fight takes place.
Apart from Kelvin, however, players will also randomly meet another companion-type NPC named Virginia, who is basically a 3-armed and 3-legged mutant that initially stays away from players, roaming the forest aimlessly. If the players are able to befriend her and not spook her, she will eventually assist them by providing ‘gifts’, and players will also be able to give her items like outfits, weapons, a GPS tracker, etc. Unlike Kelvin, when given a weapon like a pistol, Virginia is more than happy to assist the players by firing at the enemies.
Unlike other survival games where players are expected to craft their weapons and tools, this sequel gives players access to a high-tech 3D printer, which they can use to print various useful components like printed arrows, printed grappling hooks, tech mesh, etc, provided players have the required number of printer resins.
Additionally, as confirmed by the developers of the game themselves, the map of this game is 4 times the size of its predecessor, so players will have a lot more area to explore and hunt and scavenge for more resources.
Moreover, there will also be different seasons in the game to give the overall experience of living on an abandoned island a realistic touch. Among the various seasons, players will be able to experience seasons such as spring, summer, fall, and winter, with each season lasting a total of 20 in-game days before it switches to the next one.
Also Read: Interested in this game yet? Take a look at Endnight Studios Ltd’s official website to know more about it.
Sons of the Forest Official System Requirements
Sons of Forest 2 has officially been released, and by the looks of it, it looks visually more stunning. So players who have eagerly waited to play this game for so long might want to take a look a the system requirements to know whether their current set-ups are good enough to play this game or if they need to upgrade a few components in their systems to enable them to enjoy the game to its fullest potential.
So without much ado, let us take a look at the various system requirements required to play this game on PC:
Sons of the Forest Recommended Settings Requirement:
|64-bit Windows 10
|INTEL CORE I5-8400 or AMD RYZEN 3 3300X
|12 GB RAM
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
Sons of the Forest Minimum Settings Requirement:
|64-bit Windows 10
|INTEL CORE I7-8700K or AMD RYZEN 5 3600X
|16 GB RAM
|NVIDIA GeForce 1080Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
|20 GB available space
Sons of the Forest Platforms
At the time of writing this post, gamers looking to play Sons of the Forest will only be able to do so on PC, that too the developmental Early Access mode.
As far as other popular platforms like Xbox and PlayStation are concerned, there has been no official word or confirmation from the game’s developers, Endnight Games Ltd., on this topic.
It is, however, worth pointing out that the first game in the series, The Forest, also initially launched only on PC before being released on PlayStation 4 devices sometime later. So, as far as past experiences are concerned, PlayStation fans look forward to the game’s official release in the near future, when the game is a bit more stable.
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This was it for this article. We hope that by now you have a better understanding of the release date for Sons of the Forest and if you guys have any doubts regarding the information that we have provided above then feel free to mention them in the comments section.