Since its announcement
in October, Silence – The Whispered World 2
has seen limited information released. While we had reported on the main protagonists, Noah and Renie
, we are now getting insight into their faithful companion Spot, who happens to be a caterpillar. The developer has released more detailed information on the special abilities this caterpillar has in store:Big Spot: One of Spot’s main features, is to suck in everything he can get close to his mouth. If this is air, the little caterpillar gets inflated and takes the shape of a ball. This can have multiple purposes, as letting him jump like a basketball, thrown him around and use him as a safety pillow for deep drops. Big Spot is so light that he can fly around like a hot-air balloon.
5er Spot: The more the merrier! This is why Spot can divide himself into smaller versions of himself. This can be useful to sneak through cracks, but is also a handy trap against Lumis, evil creatures living in the underground.
Flat Spot: When Spot is not carrying anything in his belly, he is able to deflate himself and become really small. This lets him reach areas that are not accessible for Renie and Noah, but also strong enough to carry people and built bridges to inaccessible areas.
Fire Spot: Spot is hot! At least when he is getting in touch with fire and becomes a living torch. Inflamed Spot can be used to set items on fire and bring light to the shadows of Silence.
Dragon Spot: But Spot is not only capable to suck in air, but also be a carrier of dangerous liquids like lava. He can then use the warm magma against the vegetation or use it to fix broken objects like stone statues.
Water Spot: Spot is also a perfect tool for all gardening work. If Spot is filled with water, he can be used as a watering pot. By pouring water over plants or mushrooms, they will grow and change the environment.
Honey Spot: Little Spot is also a sweet tooth and loves to be fed on honey. As soon as he is stuffed with the tasty nectar, he can hum in a meditativ way and calm a whole colony of Honey Ticks.
Helium Spot: Helium is the stuff that makes voices high and squeeky, but also the kind of noble gas that makes Spot weightless. That does not only make him fly around, but also invisible to everyone who crosses his way.
Acid Spot: Last but not least Spot is capable to transport acids. What it will do? Players will have to find out for themselves.
Providing not just information on what this Spot's abilities are, the developer has also treated us to screenshots of the multi-talented insect. Silence: The Whispered World 2
is due for release in early 2015.