Announced as part of today's Indie World Showcase, there's a 100% chance of precipitation this summer as Gearbox confirmed Risk of Rain 2 is heading to Switch. While the original is available on Switch, this was previously announced for PC only, so for now it's a Nintendo console exclusive.
The sequel to Hopoo Games' roguelike 2D platformer, Gearbox is taking over publishing duties from Chucklefish with the previous game. There are plenty more obvious changes to the game, though - Hopoo has shifted the perspective to 3D and transplants the core loop of the first game into the body of a third-person shooter.
The game is built in the Unity engine and has been in Early Access on PC since March this year. The blurb from the Nintendo game page promises that "no run will ever be the same with randomized stages, enemies, bosses, and items".
Play solo, or team up with up to four friends to fight through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet. Additional survivors, stages, items, enemies, and features are still in active development and will be added in multiple free content updates.
The Indie Showcase stated 'up to three friends', so we assume that's just a minor error above. The Switch announcement trailer certainly looks nice, although we're keen to see some gameplay running on Switch - Unity can be a tricky engine to get running well on Nintendo's handheld hybrid. The game drops this summer and the developers planned to have the game in Early Access on PC until around March 2020, so we're intrigued to see how the Switch version holds up.
The trailer promises more details to come at Gearbox's PAX West show on 30th August, so be sure to check back here for new info as we get it.
Have you played the original? Excited to see the switch from 2D to 3D? Is this sequel likely to be a risk to your wallet? Let us know your thoughts with a comment.