Gearbox Unveils Multiple New Risk of Rain Projects During the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Storied Franchise Risk of Rain Returns launched, a new Risk of Rain 2 expansion was announced, and the franchise expands onto mobile for the first time-ever
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.
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.
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.