Risk of Rain 2 hits Steam early access to “overwhelmingly positive” reception

Risk of Rain 2, the sequel to 2013’s hugely popular 2-D rogue-like action platformer, has been released on Steam early access.

The game was shown off at the Gearbox PAX East panel, and to everyone’s delight, it arrived on Stream shortly after.

Risk of Rain 2 features one massive change from the original – the game is now 3-D. Players will fight through randomized stages, tackling enemies, bosses, and collecting loot that is also completely random for each playthrough. The goal here is to escape the planet you’re on, and you can attempt to do this either solo or with a team of up to four friends.

As with all rogue-likes, the more you play the easier they become, as players start to figure out how enemies attack and what items are most powerful, Risk of Rain 2 is no exception.

“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.”

The game will feature over 75 items as well as various survivors – both new and returning – to play as. All of this can be played in massive, handcrafted 3D levels.

If all that isn’t enough to get you involved in the early access, then maybe the special offer on Steam might. If you purchase Risk of Rain 2 by March 30th, you’ll be gifted an extra copy for a friend with a buy one get one free deal.

Oh, and within a day of release the game has achieved an overwhelmingly positive reception by the Steam community. At the time of writing, the game has well over 2000 positive reviews, pretty unusual for a title in early access.

Risk of Rain 2 is available now on Steam for £14.99. Be quick if you plan to take advantage of the buy one get one free offer, as it expires March 30th

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