Excellent 2016 Space Roguelike, Everspace, Is Getting A Sequel
Head back into space to die over and over again.
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Everspace 2 was revealed via an announcement trailer during Gamescom 2019. The new trailer showed off several of the game's ship designs, locations, and weapons.
Everspace 2's ships all seem to be different variations of the same craft, as opposed to three distinct models like in the first Everspace. The environments appear to be a lot more varied too, with different planets and stars acting as the backdrop to certain locations. We see ships pull off maneuvers that are more daring than what was seen in the first game as well, such as speeding through tight caverns and banking between the floating debris of a destroyed space station.
It's not all different though. Several familiar weapons and ship upgrades appear in the trailer, like the Beam Laser, Gatling gun, and Cloak device. Everspace 2 appears to feature its predecessor's gameplay loop too. However, it's unclear if Everspace 2 will utilize the same type of non-linear storytelling to convey its narrative.
We'll have a long wait to find out, as the trailer for Everspace 2 reveals that the game isn't scheduled to release until 2021. Everspace 2 will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
In Everspace, you outfit your ship with weapons and gadgets based on the resources you have before heading out into space. You jump from one section of space to another, trying to reach the opposite side of the galaxy by scavenging for fuel and additional resources at each jump location--taking the time to destroy enemy ships and upgrade your own if you'd like. Upon death, you're sent back to the beginning and lose all of your upgrades, but you keep the resources you've collected. The hope is to make it further in each run, collecting enough resources to craft a stronger starting ship each time you die.
Everspace is an absolutely incredible game, and one worth playing if you haven't already. It's available on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. On Xbox One, Everspace is free with a Game Pass subscription.
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