Cellar Door Games has revealed that a sequel to roguelike action platformer Rogue Legacy is now in development.
The announcement began on 1st April when the following tease appeared on social media. At the time, it wasn't exactly clear whether or not the tweet was actually an April Fools' prank.
Thankfully, that turned out not to be the case, as a follow-up message confirmed that yes, it really is happening after all. Fans of the original will immediately notice a graphical overhaul, with new screenshots revealing a new hand-drawn aesthetic which we'd argue is much more visually appealing that the retro style employed previously.
It's sure to be one to keep an eye on, especially with how good the first game was when it launched on Switch back in 2018. If you missed out on that first release, make sure to read our full review to see why you should probably give it a whirl. We'll leave a snippet for you below:
Rogue Legacy is a simple take on the tried-and-true roguelike formula, but it executes what it sets out to do exceptionally well, making for an endlessly replayable and enjoyable action adventure that no fan of the genre will want to miss out on. A high difficulty level, funny writing, tight controls and rewarding RPG mechanics make this one an effortless recommendation; the design of the game makes it easy to play in short bursts or long sessions, which means it's a great fit for the Switch. If you enjoyed Dead Cells, Castlevania, or any 2D sidescroller in that style, you’re almost certain to have a blast with this one.
Specific platforms haven't been revealed just yet, but we'd be very surprised if the new game didn't end up on Switch. We'll keep an eye out for more news on Rogue Legacy 2 as it appears.