Risk Of Rain 2 Revealed, Makes Jump To 3D

"Risk of Rain 2 is our first fully 3D project!"


Much-loved indie game Risk of Rain is getting a sequel, developer Hopoo announced today, and the follow-up will make the leap from 2D to 3D.

"Risk of Rain 2 is our first fully 3D project," the company revealed in a blog post. "We think that 3D allows for much deeper design spaces and more possibilities for cool gameplay. Feelings of scale and atmosphere are also much stronger. We are really happy with the core of Risk of Rain--and we're finding it plays even better in 3D. It just won't crash anymore."

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You can take a look at a short clip of the game in action above, though Hopoo did warn that the build shown off is "very, very early in development," and that "none of the systems, art styles, assets, or game design choices will necessarily translate to the final game." The company says it's been working on the sequel "for about 6 months," and it did not announce pricing, a release window, or what platforms the game might come to.

The original Risk of Rain launched on PC in 2013 following a successful Kickstarter campaign, before later coming to both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

"Risk of Rain is highly enjoyable," said critic Cameron Woolsey in our review. "And with constant rewards of new items and character classes, it's hard to put down once you start. Even as I watched the last of the end credits roll by, I wiped the sweat from my brow and jumped back into the fray: I have an item log that still needs to be filled.

Read more in our full Risk of Rain review.

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I loved RoR; not sure that I love the move to 3D just yet. Kind of like the Metroid jump -- never liked the 3d editions

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@Pyrosa: The few Wii metroid's are incredibly well made and ring true to the old games pretty damn well.

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Sweet, when Avatar 2 comes out 3d will make a comeback

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I can't fathom how the game will work in 3D..

That gif leaves me feeling wary.. very wary.

I do hope what they said about it is true and that it's just a simple test and will be dramatically different by the time the final product is out.. as it does not look very good at all.

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@DAOWAce: They say it's super early in development, so I am still hopeful.

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My pants feel a little tighter, at this news...

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3D? Wow! Welcome to 2017.

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@wearelegion5000: Basal surface comment jeering for some attention? Wow! Welcome to 1999.

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I still need to play Risk Of Rain on my PlayStation 4. I grabbed it when it was under 5 dollars and it sits in my backlog ever since.

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@trueassassin86x: Don't play it. You'll become addicted like I did.

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@trueassassin86x: It's a phenomenal little game, still some of the best co-op around

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@Raidendude153: What?!? I seriously only ever played SP. Man, that would have made life easier...