Rogue Legacy 2 Now on PC and Xbox

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The sequel. Cellar Door Games

Rogue Legacy 2 is now out of Early Access and officially available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The game is a sequel to Rogue Legacy, released in 2013.

In this sequel, players can look forward to experiencing new game mechanics like Heirlooms. This new game also improves the Traits to offer greater value to the risk-versus-reward gameplay.

In a statement, developers Cellar Door Games shared that the game is more than just a sequel. It’s a culmination of everything the team has learned over the years since the original was released. He added that they put everything they had on this new game and hope to bring the same sense of discovery and joy that the original did.

Some key features of the game include:

  • Every Adventure is Unique
    • New monsters, new traps, and new layouts await players every time they enter the Kingdom.
    • This is a world where improvisation, and not memorization, is the key to success.
  • Wildly New Classes
    • ​ No two classes play the same.
    • The game supports 15 new classes with 15 distinct styles of play. 
  • Brand New Style
    • The sequel features 2.5D stylings, with 3D characters against hand-drawn backdrops.
    • The art uses heavy shading, and all animations are done using stepping techniques to keep the familiar RL look and feel.
  • Revamped Biome Generation
    • Biome generation now makes each area feel completely new.
    • Each biome adopts different “build strategies” to create completely unique yet-still-randomly-generated regions.
  • True Metroidvania
    • To really push the metroidvania flair, the game introduces Heirlooms.
    • These are special items that permanently give heroes new abilities that fully reveal the world’s secrets.
    • These are not basic lock-in-key abilities but powers that fundamentally change how the game is played.
    • Heirlooms are not simply handed to players. They must prove their worth, provided they can find them.
  • ​Traits 2.0
    • Gold modifiers have been added to motivate players to take on new challenges.
    • The more debilitating the trait is (in-game), the bigger the reward.
    • This should make choosing heirs a meaningful decision every time.
  • Relics and Resolve
    • Players now have the ability to pick up Relics.
    • These are unique items that change how the player’s run is played.
    • Gain stat modifiers, complete special challenges, and even get brand new abilities as you journey through the Kingdom.
    • The more Relics obtained, the more resolve is shaken.
    • All Relics are lost if the hero perishes.

The game is available on Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store for $24.99.

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