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We're hearing up toward a very exciting time for Westworld fans. Those TV viewers who devoured the show's first season have been waiting a year and half for more episodes, with stunning sci-fi series finally returning for Season 2 in just a few weeks. There are a ton of open threads to be explored since the explosive finale, and if the trailers are to be believed, the show's sophomore season is going to greatly expand the scope of Westworld. One of the most anticipated aspects of Season 2 is the introduction of new parks, particular Shogun World. Information about the sword and armor clad park has just been revealed via Delos' viral website, and the description reads:
For those for whom Westworld is not enough, the true connoisseur of gore can indulge their fantasies with the slash of a katana. Modeled after Japan's Edo period, Shogun World offers a chance for guests to embrace their inner warrior, in a landscape of highest beauty and darkest horror. Let your true self take shape in the land where self-discovery is an art form.
While Westworld certainly has its share of terrifying violence and exciting adventures, it looks like Shogun World provides a slightly different experience. Namely, it's a chance for guests to get a bit more up close and personal with the action, having to engage in hand to hand combat rather than utilizing guns from a distance.
The update from the Delos Website is sure to continue to amp up excitement for Westworld Season 2, which has been at a fever pitch since the finale debuted in December 2016. Shogun World seems fascinating and scary, and fans are eager to see how the characters ultimately end up interacting with that park. Will each of the parks begin bleeding together, now that the hosts are able to hurt guests? Will utter chaos reign, and see different generations of robots mixing together in a Ready Player One type crossover situation? We'll just have to wait and see.
It should be interesting to see how Shogun World ultimately ends up factoring into the narrative for Season 2. With so much insanity happening within Westworld, there must be a good reason for an entirely new park to enter the story. Smart money says that Thandie Newton's Maeve factors in, as she's returned to the facility in an quest to find her host daughter. If that host isn't in Westworld any longer, she may have to explore the other parks in order to find her. Fans are also eager to see if similar insanity has erupted in all of the parks, or if it was just Robert Ford's influence over Westworld itself that allowed the hosts to harm the living.