After over a year in early access, Hopoo Games has finally delivered the full scope of its sequel title, Risk of Rain 2. The rogue-like looter shooter had its two-dimensional roots transformed when the franchise made the jump to full 3D environments. With so much positive feedback and a genuine appreciation of addicting gameplay; Hopoo Games finally released the newest update to the title that officially adds and completes the story. With a multitude of updates to the overall UI and presentation, the 1.0 update showcases a definitive Risk of Rain experience. Highlighting the new content, Gearbox Publishing uploaded a short trailer to exemplify the updates finality.
The primary update to the title takes place at the end of a playthrough, adding a whole new area and final boss to cap off the experience. This is immediately noticeable from the outset of starting the game. The opening cutscene adds an extra layer to the atmosphere in terms of a story. The lore of Risk of Rain 2 has always been shrouded in a layer of mystique that scholarly fans can discover in the mountains of flavor text Hopoo Games gives in the logbook.
While reaching the end stage is not easy, the last boss adds an extra edge of difficulty to the title needed to expertly round out the difficulty curve. With some much-needed updates to some equipment and character abilities to diversify, the cast is well prepared to tackle the challenge. Hopoo Games has listed all the nitty-gritty patch notes to help intrepid explorers on the Steam news page. The release also marks the addition of the tenth playable survivor, The Captain. Seen in the opening cutscene and unlocked after defeating the final boss, the newest addition to the crowd uses his gun hand and a mix of orbital strikes to plunder and pillage his way through otherworldly escapes.
For the past year that Risk of Rain 2 has been in development, Hopoo Games worked continuously to update the title with as many additions as feasible. With the gameplay aspect of the official release covering mainly endgame content, the overall sense of finality from the update is a welcomed completion of the game’s progression. With every new release and update, fans of Risk of Rain know there will be more on the horizon in terms of characters and content. The vast planetary exploration never ends, Risk of Rain 2 is now fully launched on Steam with a 20% week-long discount celebrating the beginning of the end.