Spelunky hitting PC this summer

Derek Yu's downloadable platformer coming to PC later this year through Steam and GOG.

The updated version of Derek Yu's platformer Spelunky will launch this summer on PC, independent developer Mossmouth announced today.

The game will be available first on Steam and GOG, followed "shortly" by a release on the Humble Store. A price was not mentioned.

The game is currently available on Xbox Live for $15.

Spelunky for PC will launch this summer alongside versions for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, which were announced in March.

Spelunky first hit the PC in 2009. That version is now referred to as Spelunky Classic and will remain free to download through the developer's website.

For more on Spelunky, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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voljin1987
voljin1987

Loved aquaria and loved spelunky classic.. Will get this on got when available

julzeverne
julzeverne

What is the little guy in the blue hat reaching for???

snugglebear
snugglebear

=) This looks like fun. Havent had a working 360 for ages so i miss out on so much. 

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

Very nice too see all these high and low-profile titles coming to PC, used to be when there was a new console generation to be released that the "PC is dead as a gaming platform etc,etc" but now it seems to be more alive and vibrant than what is has been in a long time :)

SandRunneR
SandRunneR

The PC platform is on fire latelly.

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

Casual games in pc.....i can't think of anything sweeter than this

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

Look at all these games being brought to PC in the wake of the next-gen announcements.


Consolians, there is still time. Join us and you shall be forever showered with amazing summer and winter Steam sales. Defy our power and mercy and you shall be forever logging into the internet at least once a day and paying extra for used games on top of the £60 initial price of new ones.


Choose wisely.

farcorners
farcorners

Could have been called Rick Dangerous #3. :-). Its look is closer to that series than the old classic Spelunker.

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Awesome.

Can't wait to go from 360 to PC. The wait has been far too long.

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

Awesome. I've been wanting to play ever since I saw GF "walkthrough" of it.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

The world gets a little bit better every time someone new plays Spelunky.

Rovelius
Rovelius

The article should be updated because it's also coming to PS3.

edpeterson
edpeterson

Not too surprising (with games like La Mulana that came to PC after being released on XBLA) but glad the updated version is coming to the PC!

pal_080
pal_080

Well by the sounds of the changes (from the commentators.. not the article), I'll keep a lookout for the updated version.  I'm not a big fan of the free version but I haven't really played it much either, I feel like I should give it another chance, so I'll wait for this.

Voice_of_Wisdom
Voice_of_Wisdom

one of the best games of this generation besides Dark Souls

furrynic
furrynic

I thought that Friday the 13th was tough for the NES, but I broke 3 controllers playing Spelunky. This is a really great game, but is also the toughest game that I have ever play in my life. I still haven't reach hell, the only place that I haven't been yet.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

A true masterpiece is coming to PC, Vita and PS4. Also, this is not just some visual upgrade. There is a whole new mystery and semi-narrative as well as a full new chapter (In addition to the original 4).

shadow131990
shadow131990

yes yes yes....YESSSSSSSSS...this is so GrEaT

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

Wasn't this game an original PC anyway ?

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Apart from graphics whats the difference between Spelunky Classic and the updated version? 

Kooken58
Kooken58

@kamikazeespleen Yup, for many it may seem a hassle to build a PC. But honestly it isnt that bad, and once you have a machine built its a nice feeling.  People have the mindset that you need to constantly upgrade it but the fact is a decent PC will last you a good 5 years before needing upgrade. We get better game prices, dont have to pay a stupid fee to play games online....and many games are moddable. Be nice to see games improve at PCs pace, instead of being stuck in the past at consoles pace.

uxtull
uxtull

@farcorners It's not like either of those games, except they share similar theme and all are platformers.

uxtull
uxtull

@cousinmerl There's a wiki for it, besides it's all about spoiler-free experience, you supposed to 'learn' the game as you play.

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

Tip - best way to get far is to rob the black market, set up a rope at the entrance to a shop, lob some sticky bombs at the entrance, climb up and wait for the shop keeper to run out. they'll then find themselves at the bottom of the level shooting each other to bits or jumping into spikes, then you can just go round then collecting the spoils.

need to know how to get into hell just ask. :)

Rovelius
Rovelius

@GSGuy321 The original, single-player version is freeware. This one has co-op and updated sprites, tilesets and lighting engine.

hochstreck
hochstreck

@dribblesbarbax Beside the points other commentators have already mentioned, the overall balance of the game was tweaked, as far as I know.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

@dribblesbarbax Actually, they've changed a lot. The old PC one has 4 chapters, each consisting of 4 levels. In the HD / new version, there is a specific objective / super secret in each that must be done in the proper order to unlock a full, 5th chapter: The Hell.


The journey to hell and the fight against Yama gives a true sense of purpose to everything. Also, this version is so damn addictive!

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

@dribblesbarbax think the 360 version featured some secret levels and co-op / death match modes, maybe they got the online multi-player version working? would be ace to get through maps with more then one player on one system.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@MatrixGamer78 @kamikazeespleen Anyone is open to invitation as long as they bring cake.


Entrance fee is cake now.

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

@Kooken58 @kamikazeespleen My pc is nearly 7-years. Yet still i can play all the games of this gen nice and smoothly and it really feels great. It also stuns me sometime that "Man how much will my old pc need so it can finally say time for an upgrade". I am still waiting for that time to come.

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

@uxtull @cousinmerl true, you can do that if you want, but if you want any personal notes from a seasoned player - its still there.
I must admit there where things i missed from the wiki, because there was allot of information to take in from such a seemingly simple game.

furrynic
furrynic

@cousinmerl It seems that the last reply didn't post. I'll write it again. I have try several deferent ways to get to hell but I haven't been able to do it. Do you have any subjections with how to get to hell the easiest way?

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

@komuchen @Fallout_red This a different beast. To some, the changes are not enough but to me, the 5th chapter gives the whole thing a full sense of purpose. Also, the variety and level / platform variations are vastly increased.

I mean, I love the PC one but the HD upgrade is something else. Of course that may have to do with my love of new, semi-roguelike games like Binding of Isaac and such but to me, Spelunky HD is the best.

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

@Fallout_red @dribblesbarbax nailed it! got to hell and back again. and rode the great camel!

(cold wind......@....... tumble weed)

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@LalchandTudu @Kooken58 @kamikazeespleen Exactly. My PC is 5 years old with only a new graphics card last year and it still plays games fine. I want to build a new one this year but it still plays all the latest games on high settings mostly. One of my friends went from console to PC and has never looked back. It might be more expensive initially than a console but the games are FAR cheaper. BioShock Infinite + XCOM+ BioShock 1 = £24. That was the best pre-order deal I have ever seen.