The sequel to the Gold Award-winning point-and-poke adventure The Room is out in New Zealand right now. This means that The Room 2 will go live on the UK and US App Stores at midnight tonight.

Whereas in the first game you had just one box to unlock, here there are several, spread out across different rooms. To pick these boxes apart, you'll have to solve a series of clever, sometimes fiendish puzzles.

There are crossbows to fire at the right targets; lasers to aim using Victorian lab equipment; tiny ships to take apart using a special eyepiece and a screwdriver; and a dark mystery at the heart of the game that you unravel as you play.

The Room 2 for iPad will hit the UK and US App Stores at midnight tonight, and will set you back £2.99 / $4.99. Android and iPhone users will have to wait until next year to get their hands on this chilling game, though.

In the meantime, why not check out our hands-on with The Room 2 in the video below.

Subscribe to Pocket Gamer on