Risk of Rain Returns Announced for 2023 Release

Gearbox Publishing and developer Hopoo Games are remaking the original danger of rain, was announced. A complete remake of the popular 2013 roguelike, appropriately titled Risk of rain returns brings a number of enhancements and improvements to the formula, many of which stem from 2019 development Danger of rain 2. It will be released in 2023 for PC and Nintendo Switch.

Although Risk of rain returns remains “a 2D multiplayer action-platformer with roguelike elements”, according to the developersHD pixel art will replace the old assets, and fans can expect to hear new tunes – alongside unspecified, enhanced original tracks – from composer Chris Christodoulou.

Hopoo also confirmed that there are new enemies to fight and new weapons to wield (“some returning from RoR2“), new items to interact with and new “stage variants” to use to shoot, blast and smash your way through. Perhaps most exciting is the inclusion of 15 survivors, two of which are new, and the additional abilities and Items that unlock new gameplay opportunities and potential loadouts.

As has been the case throughout the franchise, Risk of rain returns you can continue to play alone or with a group of friends. The remake will have Steam multiplayer built-in at launch, and 1-4 players will be possible both online and via a single system on Nintendo Switch pro the eShop entry of the game. It also implements a new codebase, something to give back danger of rain players to consider.

There’s still a lot we don’t know Risk of rain returns, but Gearbox and Hopoo released a snazzy new trailer alongside the announcement, which can be seen above. The game can both be wish-listed on Steam and Nintendo Switches.

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Featured image via Hopoo Games.

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