Launch including brand-new character, phase, and more.

After near to 18 months in early gain access to advancement, Hopoo Games’ co-operative rogue-like shooter follow up Risk of Rain 2 will be getting its complete version 1.0 Steam release on 11th August.

Risk of Rain 2 gone into Steam early gain access to back in March in 2015 (it’s because made its method to Xbox One, PS4, and Switch), and was at first anticipated to get its complete launch this spring. However, Hopoo decided to hold-up release by a number of months – the very first discrepancy from its roadmap because early gain access to started – after the neighborhood assisted it flag “quite a few areas of improvement we could work on”.

It would appear Hopoo is now pleased with Risk of Rain 2’s development, and August’s version 1.0 upgrade will bring a stack of extra material for launch day, consisting of story cutscenes, a brand-new survivor called The Captain, the last and its employer, a brand-new server web browser, and more.

Breaking that down a little bit even more, The Captain is Risk of Rain 2’s tenth playable character (and was picked in a neighborhood vote), and comes equipped with a shotgun-rifle that narrows its spread as it charges and has the capability to stun targets. He’s likewise able to demand probes and beacons from orbit, which can offer armour or a recovery zone for usage by all gamers.

As for Risk of Rain 2’s last, that’s the moon, which features its own lunar beasts and a last employer. Hopoo likewise guarantees brand-new products, consisting of the magma-ball-spewing Molten Perforator, and brand-new survivor ability variations that can be opened by finishing obstacles.

Rounding things off, then, is the brand-new server web browser. This is meant to enhance Risk of Rain 2’s multiplayer matchmaking, and will make it possible for gamers to produce or join their own devoted servers, with customisable alternatives consisting of trouble, guideline ballot, and password defense.

Come 11th August and the launch of version 1.0, Risk of Rain 2’s cost will increase to $24.99 USD (around £20) on Steam, however there’s still a couple of weeks to select it up at its existing cost of £14.99/$19.99. Hopoo states it’ll have more news worrying version 1.0 on consoles “in the future”, however that it “should follow a very similar cadence” to previous updates.