- Expected to release this summer.
- Only confirmed platform is Steam.
- Will feature a host of RPG elements.
Developer Cellar Door Games took to Twitter on the 1st of April to tease Rogue Legacy 2. Given the nature of that day, many, including me, assumed this was the typical April Fools day prank. Thankfully, this was not the case, and Rogue Legacy 2 is in fact coming. Set to release sometime this summer, only a PC via Steam release is confirmed at this time.
Rogue Legacy 2 is described as a genealogical rogue-lite. This means that players can expect an experience that features randomized runs, changing characters, and more. There will also be plenty of upgrades, and many dead heirs. Some titles have the misfortune of having grind associated with it, but in this title grinding is optional. Players will have the option to give deep into ever-changing world, or only deal with the surface level mechanics. The developers want players to have the ultimate choice in how they approach the title, and to play it how they want. At its core, players will enjoy hardcore platforming mixed with a deep RPG system, and it’s all designed so that everyone can win. Other features are as follows:
- A procedurally generated adventure. The entire kingdom changes with every life, so no two runs are the same.
- Rogue-lite. Build your manor, improve your legacy, and make each child stronger than the last. The game can be beaten at level 1, but that doesn’t mean it has to.
- Universal Healthcare. Every child is unique. Some might have Synesthesia, others might be a pacifist, and some could just be a little chubby. Through the powers of Socialism, traits which have more debilitating effects on gameplay now give gold bonuses!
- Castle Permanence. It’s a rogue-like where bosses stay dead.
- Every class (and there’s a lot!) now have their own unique set of armaments. Take down foes from afar with your bow as the nimble Ranger, or get up and close with the massive Battle Axe as the Barbarian.
- Stack Runes. Runes can now stack to infinity. It’ll take a while, but if you want to have penta jump, and lifesteal, and hyperspeed you can!
- and there’s a whole lot more. But we’re working on it, and we’d still like to keep a few secrets in our back pocket. 🙂
Are you excited for Rogue Legacy 2? Did you enjoy the first one? What would you like to see in this sequel? For other indie titles to keep an eye on, make sure to check out Windbound, Pangeon, and Going Under. To stay up to date on Rogue Legacy 2, make sure to follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, Discord, and their official website.