One of the first PC games I picked up when I first built my PC was Risk of Rain, a cheap little rogue-like that was published by Chucklefish. What I found was one of my favorite co-op games with an addictive set of mechanics that play with risk and reward. Not only that, but the art style and music was just incredibly compelling. Now, Hopoo Games has tentatively announced that they are working on a sequel, currently being titled Risk of Rain 2.
Risk of Rain 2 is the first full 3D project by the studio, currently using some of the characters and style of the original Risk of Rain. However, this game is super early in development and a lot of the information I’m about to go over is subject to change, probably drastically. Yet, its still awesome to see that a sequel is being worked on in a style that might move the gameplay into a interesting perspective.
Here’s what the developer had to say on the blog, which can be found in its entirety here.
“Feelings of scale and atmosphere are also much stronger. We are really happy with the core of Risk of Rain – and we’re finding it plays even better in 3D. It just won’t crash anymore.”
All in all, even with the nervousness found in the announcement, I find myself excited for this project. Once again, I was a huge fan of the original, which may be partially due in part to my love of crisp pixel art. Co-operative play was top notch in the original and finally completing a run felt amazing.
To prepare for the sequel, I highly recommend checking out the first Risk of Rain on PC, PS4, or PSVita.
Would you guys be interested in playing with Risk of Rain mechanics in a 3D space? Let us know somewhere on social media or in the comments below.
Until then, I’ll be jamming on my lightning summoning ukulele.