Curious Expedition 2 was the very first game I reviewed on the site, and still holds a special place in my heart. In case you are unfamiliar, Curious Expedition is a Jules Verne inspired pulp and pen & paper RPG adventure with a ton of roguelike elements. ”Set in a reimagined late 19th Century, mysterious islands shrouded in purple fog have begun to appear in the oceans, only to vanish soon afterwards. The three great Explorer Clubs of Paris are now funding expeditions to these strange islands in a bid to make bold new discoveries.”
Part of your duties as an intrepid explorer are to assemble your crew and head out into the unknown. Shores of Taishi is the newest DLC, following the release of the Highlands of Avalon. This DLC adds its own set of tiles, a new mechanic for traversing hills and valleys, as well as a new tribe, recruitable characters, and equipment.
If you’re interested in the full feature list we have that too:
New island type: Celestial Shores, with a completely new set of tiles, a new game mechanic related to teleporting between islets and the new Peacock Tribe
6 new recruitable characters: Red Panda, Tanuki, Ghost Catcher, Warrior Peacock, Shaman Peacock, Scout Peacock
4 new locations: Animal Shelter, Bath House, Wild Tanukis, Rite of Passage
6 new pieces of equipment: Bo Staff, Guandao, Jian, Bamboo Hatchet, Geta Sandals, Bagua Mirror
7 new sanity items: Zongzi, Sake, Lo Mai Chi, Chinese Tea, Go Board, Peach, Bamboo Flute
7 new trophies: Tanuki Testicles, Dangkang Tusk, Ushi-Oni Leg, Red Panda Fur, Phoenix Ashes, Spectral Tiger Pelt, Giant Spectral Snake Skin
4 new levels to unlock at the Taishi Academy Explorer Club in Paris, giving access to 1 Recruitable character and 3 pieces of Equipment
“Supporting Curious Expedition 2 with new content to expand the mysterious terrain players have to explore has always been important to us,” said Riad Djemili, CEO at Maschinen-Mensch. “This new DLC adds another unique dimension where players will encounter an aesthetic unlike anything they’ve discovered in the game so far. Have fun out there explorers!”
The Shores of Taishi comes out on May 19 for the PC. Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox will be receiving the DLC at a later date.