Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing Announce Risk of Rain Returns

FRISCO, Texas – December 20, 2022 – Gearbox Publishing and Hopoo Games today revealed Risk of Rain Returns, a remake of the classic Risk of Rain with enhanced visuals and a spaceship-load of new features and content not previously seen. It’s slated for release in 2023 and will be available on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Wishlisting is now available on both platforms.

Check out the latest Dev Thoughts from Hopoo for more information, and watch the animated trailer for Risk of Rain Returns here.

“Risk of Rain Returns takes everything we learned making Risk of Rain 2 and applies it to the original we created back in our dorm room,” said Duncan Drummond, co-founder of Hopoo Games. “As we chart our future as developers, it was important to us that we look back on our early work. Risk of Rain Returns is a small token of our appreciation to this incredible community. We hope everyone is as excited about the future as we are.”

Developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, Risk of Rain Returns rebuilds the original 2013 title from the ground up. Now with an updated codebase, it expands on the original and implements features and learnings from the smash hit Risk of Rain 2.

Drop pod onto the planet Petrichor V again (or for the very first time) with HD pixel art, original and new music from Chris Christodoulou, tons of balance changes, and more. For players new to Risk of Rain, prepare to fight through hordes of challenging monsters that threaten your continued existence, collect and combine items to enhance your abilities, and scale your power to godlike levels as your enemies increase in number and difficulty.

This modern take on the decade-old game has been carefully designed, beautifully remastered, and loaded with new ways to play. No two runs in the iconic roguelike are the same, and that has never been truer than now with enhanced new and familiar Survivors, customizable Survivor abilities, fresh items, deadly monsters, and a game mode.

Risk of Rain Returns implements revamped multiplayer, making it easier than ever to play with friends.

Stay tuned for more information about Risk of Rain Returns, including additional content and a released date, on Twitter and the Risk of Rain 2 News Hub on Steam. Assets for Risk of Rain Returns can be found here.

About Hopoo Games

A small team who started out as two students from the University of Washington, Hopoo Games made their mark with the award-winning indie success, Risk of Rain in 2013, followed by Deadbolt in 2016. Now a team of indie veterans, they launched the hotly anticipated sequel to Risk of Rain titled Risk of Rain 2 in 2020. Learn more at hopoogames.com.

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.