Game developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing has announced that video game Risk of Rain 2 is officially fully launched on Steam.
Now out of the Steam Early Access Program, the ones behind the game celebrate its launch with a discount of its original price. It is now $15.99 from today until Aug. 18. After that, it will go back to its original price of $24.99.
Risk of Rain 2 is a fast-paced, co-op roguelike shooter developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. Players can team with up to three other friends, play as 10 unique Survivors, and trek through more than a dozen stages to escape the alien planet. With unlockable alternate abilities, more than 110 items to discover on runs, and equippable Artifacts to shake up gameplay, no two runs are ever the same.
“We’re very excited to see players’ reception to this 1.0 update,” said Paul Morse and Duncan Drummond, co-founders of Hopoo Games. “Since March of 2019, the game doubled in size with new survivors, levels, and items; but more importantly, the passionate community guided us in implementing and finessing gameplay elements and systems that leave this final product feeling holistically improved upon.”
“We can’t thank Hopoo enough for entrusting the team at Gearbox with their masterful new entry to the roguelike genre,” says Steve Gibson, president of Gearbox Publishing. “Every moment working with Hopoo and Risk of Rain 2 has been an absolute joy by helping them bring such an amazing game to millions around the world.”
The game also sold more than one million copies and gained a Steam Awards nomination way back in 2019.