The roguelike platformer Rogue Legacy made a splash upon its release in 2013, as it allowed players to explore a randomly generated castle, meaning that each playthrough would offer different surprises. The game built up a family story, too, as each new playthrough would put the player in command of a new descendant of the character who had come before.
Its sequel, Rogue Legacy 2, is surprisingly close to launching in early access. Cellar Door Games published a first look at gameplay on Tuesday, as well as a release date for the new game: It will arrive July 23 on Windows PC via Steam Early Access and Epic Early Access.
The new trailer, which shows off a similar structure, promises that each “child” will be unique, with different skills to help them traverse the new dungeons. New twists include a refreshed, hand-drawn art style and differing primary weapons for use by the descendants. In the original game, everyone used a sword, but this time around we’re seeing barbarians carrying axes and archers with bows and arrows. New quirks for the ancestors are also in the mix, making each playthrough a bit more unique than what the original game promised.
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