Gearbox Unveils Multiple New Risk of Rain Projects During the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Storied Franchise
FRISCO, Texas – November 8, 2023 – During the Festival of Gup, Risk of Rain’s digital 10-year anniversary celebration, Gearbox Publishing unveiled two new projects alongside the much anticipated launch of Risk of Rain Returns.
The first of those two projects announced was Risk of Rain 2: Seekers of the Storm, the second expansion for the wildly popular roguelike. This new expansion will feature new Survivors, tons of new items, enemies, stages, and more.
Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds was also introduced and will be a free-to-play roguelike action RPG for Android and iOS that combines the series’ energetic bullet-hell gameplay with hero collecting. Players will assemble teams of Survivors from the franchise’s largest cast to date to explore the Versanto system.
Additionally, the publisher released the eagerly awaited Risk of Rain Returns, a comprehensive reimagining of the classic Risk of Rain, on PC and Nintendo Switch, and brought the Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void expansion to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The title is also available on Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility.
Beyond expanding the franchise’s universe of games, Gearbox has also announced the Risk of Rain 10 Year Anniversary Documentary which will go live this week. This documentary – a first for the franchise – traces the incredible journey as the game first emerged from the creative minds of its two co-creators, Duncan Drummond and Paul Morse, through today as it has become one of the defining franchises of the roguelike genre.
Highlights from the Festival of Gup include:
Risk of Rain Returns
Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing today launched Risk of Rain Returns, a complete remake of the iconic Risk of Rain first created by Hopoo Games, on Steam and Nintendo Switch. This revitalized classic features enhanced visuals and an updated codebase to elevate the game players know and love. With additional Survivors, stages, items, mechanics, and a remastered soundtrack, Risk of Rain Returns is loaded with new ways to play, so no two runs will ever be the same.
Risk of Rain 2: Seekers of the Storm
Developed by Gearbox, Seekers of the Storm is the second expansion for Risk of Rain 2. It will introduce new lore and is packed with new items, and more. It introduces The False Son, a mighty antagonist constructed by the Lemurians in Providence’s image and corrupted by Mithrix’s Beads of Fealty. The expansion also debuts the franchise’s first stage with Day and Night phases, giving players different ways to interact and access to more areas to explore.
The expansion will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC storefronts (Steam and Epic Games Store) as well as Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. Wishlists are now open.
Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds
Developed by Frima Studio, Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds is a free-to-play roguelike action RPG that features dynamic mid-game Survivor swapping and a hero collector element. It will be coming to Android and iOS. Featuring a diverse lineup of Survivors, intense run-and-gun combat, and epic bullet-hell bosses, this latest addition to the Risk of Rain canon brings the beloved universe to mobile devices, enabling players to take their favorite franchise on the go.
To stay up to date on all information and be notified when the game is live in your region, sign up here. As a gift, by signing up you’ll unlock the classic Survivor, Mercenary.
Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void (now on console for the first time)
Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void, the game’s first expansion, is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch as well as Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. This expansion features two Survivors—the skillful markswoman Railgunner, and the eldritch monstrosity Void Fiend—and the endless Simulacrum game mode, as well as new items, stages, and more. Risk of Rain 2 has also received a free, substantial overhaul of the core game for all players on consoles, future proofing the title for more content, faster bug fixes and performance improvements across platforms. Read more about these updates in the patch notes here. Check out the launch trailer here.
About Hopoo Games
Founded in 2012, Hopoo Games is a creative driven video game development studio bent on making games they themselves would like to play. Since its founding, the studio has developed multiple award-winning, genre-defining games such as Risk of Rain, Deadbolt, Risk of Rain 2 and Risk of Rain Returns. The studio prides itself on innovation and agile design in pursuit of bringing exciting game ideas to life. The studio is actively looking to bring more talent onboard in support of its goals. For more information, visit hopoogames.com.
About Frima Studio
Frima is an entertainment studio that aims to inspire tomorrow’s digital experiences with its bold creativity. Based in Quebec City for over 20 years, Frima relies on the talents of a team of over 200 people with coveted expertise in multiplatform game development, business intelligence and product management. Among the many achievements of its team are some acclaimed games such as Disciples: Liberation, Forza Street, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, as well as development partner on Fortnite. The Frima team also collaborates with some of the biggest players in the video game industry such as Amazon, Epic Games, Microsoft, Warner Bros and Gearbox. https://frimastudio.com/en/
About Gearbox Publishing
Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, and has since been followed by many titles and partnerships including Risk of Rain 2, tinyBuild’s Hello Neighbor, System Era Softworks’ Astroneer, Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, and Counterplay Games’ PlayStation 5 launch title, Godfall. Gearbox Publishing remains committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. The Gearbox Entertainment Company is a proud member of the Embracer Group AB family of companies, which is publicly traded at Nasdaq First North (EMBRAC B). For more information, visit www.GearboxPublishing.com.