Rogue-like co-op shooter Risk of Rain 2 coming to consoles today

August 30, 2019
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Following Hopoo Games’ surprise PC launch of Risk of Rain 2 in March, the developer has decided to do it all over again, this time surprise-launching its co-operative rogue-like shooter sequel on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

If you need a quick refresher, the original Risk of Rain was a wonderfully frantic side-on action-platformer that armed players to the teeth and slapped them down on an alien planet. With every passing moment, enemies grew tougher and more plentiful, forcing players to hang on for dear life while all around devolved into an increasingly hilarious ballet of bullets and chaos.

Risk of Rain 2 doesn’t deviate too far from that basic formula, but it does recast the whole fraught affair in full-3D, with both solo players and teams of up to four able to tackle its randomised stages, items, enemies, and bosses – all of which have been steadily increasing in number throughout the PC version’s early access development.

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