Hopoo Games Unveils Risk of Rain 2 Early Access Forecast

A downpour of new content will flood the game from June through December 2019, with launch slated for Spring 2020

FRISCO, Texas – Apr. 26, 2019 – Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing today unveiled the early access 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.”

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/

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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