After an excruciating eight years, the sequel to one of if not the best roguelike game of all time has arrived. Spelunky 2 is now available on PC via Steam. Celebrating the momentous occasion, you can grab the game at an additional 10% launch discount until October 6th on Steam. Enjoy the launch trailer here!
How do you improve on perfection? That was the big question when fans started imagining what a hypothetical Spelunky 2 would be. Often cited among the best games ever, game designer Derek Yu delivered an all-time classic back in 2012 on the Xbox 360.
Despite achieving stellar success with subsequent ports to almost every gaming platform afterward, fans of the deceptively cute platformer wanted more. Not only more but even better. You see, while the original features endless replayability a myriad of questionable design decisions started shining through as time passed.
Spelunky 2 is not just about “getting good and beating the game” – more than that, it’s an endlessly replayable playground to experiment in and find your own way, creating stories against the backdrop of an expansive, deeply-interactive world filled with secrets. The more you play, the more the game becomes yours!
Spelunky 2 is promising to fix pretty much all of them and add even more content goodness on top. The lackluster local-only co-op has been expanded greatly with the long-overdue online support. As has been the throwaway deathmatch mode been redesigned from scratch.
Of course, the main dish is the actual challenge of completing a full run. While there are surely plenty of secrets that will be unearthed by thousands of players in the coming weeks and months, exploring each area of Spelunky 2, discovering what every item and every so seemingly unimportant combination yields is an entire experience on its own.
Seeing this massive legacy of the series, it comes as pretty negligible that PS4 players had a two-week headstart. Hey, the welcome launch discount ought to soothe PC gamers easily.