Rock of Ages 2 screenshot showcasing a castle being destroyed

The original Rock of Ages always struck me as something Monty Python would come up with if they were forced to make a historically accurate game. For those of you that are unaware, Rock of Ages is all about taking your giant god-rock and smashing through the enemy's defenses in order to smush their leader, a 2D caricature made out of a historical painting. In a way you can think of it like Angry Birds, but instead of the birds its one giant boulder, and its really pissed off!

Even though the gameplay was about as dead simple as it gets, I still consider Rock of Ages as a fun experience, and as such I'm glad to let you know that Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder has just been announced. Before you ask... yes, that is the actual name. If that doesn't tip you off on what exactly you're getting into, the announcement trailer should help hammer in the point:


Rock of Ages 2 will be mechanically similar to the first game, but it will bring with it a whole slew of new features and improvements, as outlined by the folks over at Atlus:

• Up to 4-person Multiplayer - A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, so that's why ACE Team decided to up the gate-smashing stakes by beefing up the multiplayer features of the game. Play with up to four players online in a 2v2 match to the crushing death with the ability to customize banners and colors for your "units." Plus, the tracks now intersect, so you can knock the enemy rocks to get an advantage!

• Utter Chaos - Expanding on the first game with a more diverse selection of units and a larger focus on rock-smashing strategy in Bigger and Boulder, chaos reigns supreme! Just don't take each turn for granite!

• Improved Physics and Destructible Environments - Developed in Unreal Engine 4, Rock of Ages II has upgraded physics and even more things to be cracked, crushed, flattened, and slammed. It's the most fun you can have rolling rocks down a big hill!

• ACE Team's Trademark Quirkiness - With humor is turned up to 11, players will literally rock and roll through the ages. Famous historical figures beware!

You can expect to see Rock of Ages 2 on the PC, Xbox One and PS4 during this fall, though no official release date has been set just yet.

Rock of Ages 2 desert screenshot