In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher, developer Spiderweb Software (Exile 2: Crystal Souls) announced that its newest CRPG, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls will be releasing mid-January, 2015.
The story begins soon after the end of the first game, where the imprisoned people of the underground world rose up against the empire and assassinated its lord. The overworld was not to be denied its vengeance for this act, and has begun an allout war against the underworld of Avernum. Now the armies of the empire are at their peak, the underworld is in retreat, and it will take a truely alien source of power to tip the tide back in favor of those exiled to the underworld. It just so happens you’ll be on a quest for just that.
Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is a traditional CRPG with massive emphasis on a compelling story and a gigantic world full of life. Over 100 towns, over 60 spells, over 40 hours of main story quests. While the cosmetic improvements are readily apparent over the original Exile the game features an abundance of improved mechanics as well. As with the original there are 3 possible ways to complete the game with different endings. Exile 2 was so far ahead of its time you’ll be amazed at how modern it really is, even after 18 years.
You can find out more information on the official website.
Source: Press Release