Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing today unveiled the early access steam roadmap for Risk of Rain 2, their popular third-person roguelike shooter.
The roadmap details a deluge of content that will roll out during Risk of Rain 2’s early access period in the form of five updates, starting in June leading up to the game’s full launch in Spring 2020. An infographic detailing early access roadmap can be found here: https://gearboxsoftware.box.com/s/hemyidty9j1anfrlhk8sfansoaxvc6el
“It is really important for us to have transparency with our amazing early access community,” said Paul Morse, co-founder of Hopoo Games. “We are sharing this forecast so players know what to look forward to and what the team is working towards in making Risk of Rain 2 the best game of its kind. That’s only possible with the input and feedback we get from our players.”
Hopoo Games Risk of Rain 2 early access Steam
In the coming months, players can look forward to new formidable bosses, unexplored levels, localization, and powerful items while playing as Survivors both new and returning. The Summer and Winter updates mark the debut of “Skills 2.0” and “Artifacts 2.0”, with the final boss and level saved for the full launch in Spring 2020.
“Thank you all so much for the amazing support over the first month! We hope that the Roadmap meets our community’s expectations.
It’s intended to be an active part of development and we’ll continue to keep our ears open to community feedback across Discord, Twitter and everywhere else.” Says Duncan Drummond, co-founder of Hopoo Games . “We are also really excited to support our international fans, and we hope that the localization efforts are a good start.”
Risk of Rain 2, the sequel to the beloved indie hit that sold more than 3 million copies, brings 3D graphics and third-person shooter mechanics to the franchise while maintaining that classic co-op roguelike gameplay fans love from the original.
Hopoo Games is working fellow co-op shooter nerds, Gearbox Publishing, to make Risk of Rain 2 the best of its kind. Risk of Rain 2 is now available on Steam in early access for $19.99. Download it today here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/632360/Risk_of_Rain_2/
Co-op roguelike action
The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. No run will ever be the same with randomized stages, enemies, bosses, and items. Play solo, or team up with up to four friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet.
Constant battles and incredible bosses
With each run, you’ll learn the patterns of your foes, and even the longest odds can be overcome with enough skill. A unique scaling system means both you and your foes limitlessly increase in power over the course of a game–what once was a bossfight will in time become a common enemy.
Old favorites return and undiscovered challenges await
Myriad survivors, items, enemies, and bosses return to Risk 2, and many new ones are joining the fight. Brand new survivors like the Artificer and MUL-T debut alongside classic survivors such as the Engineer, Huntress, and–of course–the Commando. With over 75 items to unlock and exploit, each run will keep you cleverly strategizing your way out of sticky situations.
- Play four player co-op seamlessly through Steam — no more port forwarding
- Unlock over 75 items over time, keeping each run fresh and full of new challenges
- Play and unlock new and returning survivors, each with their own abilities to master
- Theorycraft and exploit endless item and character combos
- Encounter challenging monsters and enormous bosses
- Explore massive, handcrafted 3D levels
- Discover lore through the collection of Monster, Item, and Environment Logs
- Challenge your friends—and the world—in all-new Prismatic Trials, a unique seeded run where everyone can race up a global leaderboard
About Hopoo Games
A small team who started out as two students from the University of Washington, Hopoo Games made their mark with the award-winning indie success, Risk of Rain in 2013, followed by Deadbolt in 2016. Now a team of indie veterans, they’ve been hard at work on a hotly anticipated sequel to Risk of Rain featuring 3D graphics and third person shooter mechanics. Learn more at https://hopooo.tumblr.com/.
About Gearbox Publishing
Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, and have since been followed by many partnerships that include Epic’s Fortnite, tinyBuild’s Hello Neighbor ̧ and Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few. Gearbox Publishing continues to remain committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. Learn more at http://www.gearboxpublishing.com.
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