- Hades 2 is set to debut in Early Access between April and June 2024 on Steam and Epic Games Store. The exact release date and pricing details will be disclosed later.
- Before its Early Access launch, Supergiant will conduct a limited "technical test" to iron out potential issues.
- The narrative of Hades 2 will center around Melinoe, the Princess of the Underworld, on a mission to save her father from Chronos, guided by Hecate.
Supergiant Games, the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed title Hades, has finally spilled the beans on its much-anticipated sequel, Hades 2, and it seems the underworld is about to get a whole lot more chaotic.
According to a recent blog post from the American developer, Hades 2 will make its Early Access debut somewhere between April and June 2024. The upcoming sequel will be available on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, but if you're scrawling around the internet trying to find the exact release date or pricing details, you might want to channel your inner Zen because Supergiant is keeping those cards close to its chest. All the developer said was that it would reveal these details "closer to that time".
Now, for those of you wondering why the game isn't being launched in Early Access now (considering how good the trailer is), Supergiant has an answer. Hades 2, from day one in Early Access, promises to pack as much content as the original Hades did during its own Early Access debut. The developer is adamant about ensuring that Hades 2 is worth every penny and every second of your time, right from the get-go.
Before then, Supergiant will carry out a "technical test" that will be accessible to just a few players, with the goal being to identify and rectify any potential technical hiccups before the game reaches the masses. However, this test will offer a more limited experience compared to the Early Access launch.
Supergiant also emphasized the importance of player feedback. Just as with the original Hades, the sequel will undergo several major updates during Early Access. These updates will not only refine the gameplay but will also introduce new characters and deepen existing relationships. This will enable the team of developers to put out a polished v1.0 launch that will wrap up the story and add the final touches.
Released in 2020, Hades is an action-roguelike dungeon crawler that sees players take on the role of Zagreus, the son of Hades, and attempt to escape the Underworld to reach Mount Olympus. With each attempt to escape, Zagreus battles through hordes of enemies, including figures from Greek mythology, and collects various power-ups.
If defeated, he is sent back to the House of Hades to start over, but with the knowledge and upgrades he's gained. As Zagreus makes repeated escape attempts, he uncovers more about his family, the gods of Olympus, and his own identity.
Well-renowned for its rich storytelling, character development, and fluid combat mechanics, Hades received universal acclaim from critics and gamers alike, which led it to win several game of the year awards from various publications and award events.
From what we know about the game, Hades 2 will revolve around Melinoe, the Princess of the Underworld.
As she embarks on a quest to rescue her father from Chronos, the Titan of Time, she'll be mentored by Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, and will interact with various Olympian gods and heroes.