We’ll have to wait a little longer to play. Hades II. The sequel to one of the best roguelikes out there will be released in early access in the second quarter of 2024, developer Supergiant Games announced Thursday. You can get the early access version through Steam or the epic games store.
“You might be wondering, why can’t we release it in early access, like, right?” now?!” he the developers wrote in a blog post. “The game looked pretty advanced in the first trailer! The reason is, Hades II will have at least as much content from day one in Early Access as the original game did when it launched in Early Access on Steam. And while Early Access inherently means that a game isn’t complete yet, we want to do everything we can to make sure that Hades II It’s worth it as soon as you can play it in any capacity.”
However, there will be a “technical test” that will take place “shortly before” the game’s release in Early Access, Supergiant said. However, not many people will be able to try it; “will likely be limited to only a relatively small subset of players who express interest in participating.” More details will be announced “closer to when it’s ready.”
After Hades II hits early access, Supergiant’s plan is to release “several major updates” that will add more content and refine the game. “The story will expand with each update, as we introduce more characters and deepen relationships with existing ones,” Supergiant said. “This process will culminate in our v1.0 release, which will include the conclusion of the story and any other finishing touches.”