Risk of Rain 2 officially releases out of Steam’s PC Early Access program, Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing announced. In celebration of the launch, Steam users can purchase Risk of Rain 2 for the discounted price of $15.99 from today until August 18. On August 19, Risk of Rain 2 will be priced at $24.99.
Risk of Rain 2 is a fast-paced, co-op roguelike shooter developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. Players can team with up to three other friends, play as 10 unique Survivors, and trek through more than a dozen stages to escape the alien planet. With unlockable alternate abilities, more than 110 items to discover on runs, and equippable Artifacts to shake up gameplay, no two runs are ever the same.
The following is what Paul Morse and Duncan Drummond, co-founders of Hopoo Games had to say regarding the matter:
We’re very excited to see players’ reception to this 1.0 update. Since March of 2019, the game doubled in size with new survivors, levels, and items; but more importantly, the passionate community guided us in implementing and finessing gameplay elements and systems that leave this final product feeling holistically improved upon.
Within its first month in Steam Early Access, Risk of Rain 2 earned more than one million copies sold as well as a Steam Awards nomination in 2019. Steve Gibson, president of Gearbox Publishing had the following to say regarding the matter:
We can’t thank Hopoo enough for entrusting the team at Gearbox with their masterful new entry to the roguelike genre. Every moment working with Hopoo and Risk of Rain 2 has been an absolute joy by helping them bring such an amazing game to millions around the world.
Risk of Rain 2 is also available for Xbox One, PlayStation4, and Nintendo Switch up to its Artifacts 2.0 update. Stay tuned to Risk of Rain 2 on Twitter for announcements for the upcoming Launch Update for console platforms.
Let us know what you think about Risk of Rain 2 being available on PC and whether or not you are interested in checking out the game. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our Risk of Rain guides hub.