Today, during the Gearbox Publishing broadcast for the tenth anniversary of the Risk of Rain franchise titled The Festival of Gup, several new announcements were made.
Firstly, the second expansion for Risk of Rain 2, Risk of Rain 2: Seekers of the Storm, was revealed and detailed in a new developer video diary viewable below:
The first Risk of Rain 2 expansion, Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void, has launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, giving players two new Survivors and gameplay mode. Further, the game has received a “free, substantial overhaul of the core game for all players, future-proofing the title for faster bug fixes, performance improvements, and more content across all platforms.”
Next up, Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds was announced by developer Frima Studio, “an action RPG with roguelike bullet hell gameplay and dynamic mid-game Survivor swapping” planned to launch for mobile devices via iOS and Android at an unknown time.
This isometric mobile-based hero collector/action RPG will be free to play with live service updates and feature “new and familiar characters, monsters, and items in a canon storyline in the large Risk of Rain universe.” Players can anticipate growing their Survivor collection with dynamic mid-game Survivor swapping in the Versanto System.
The gameplay will feature a story mode playable solo or with up to three friends with various item combinations, rewards, and a dynamic scaling difficulty system.
You can view the announcement trailer for Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds below:
Risk of Rain Returns is now available on Nintendo Switch and PC, featuring “enhanced visuals, an updated codebase, new music from composer Chris Christodoulou, additional Survivors, and the new Providence Trials game mode.”
You can view the launch trailer for Risk of Rain Returns below:
Lastly, Gearbox has announced that a Risk of Rain 10-Year Anniversary Documentary will premiere this week, which will highlight “the incredible journey as the game first emerged from the creative minds of its two co-creators, Duncan Drummond and Paul Morse, through today as it has become one of the defining franchises of the roguelike genre.”
We’ll keep you all updated on these incoming projects.
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