Risk of Rain 2 coming to Switch this summer

The cooperative roguelike action game on consoles.

Risk of Rain 2

Risk of Rain 2, which is currently available for PC via Steam Early Access, is coming to Switch this summer, publisher Gearbox Publishing and developer Hopoo Games announced.

While only the Switch version was announced today, the game is likely headed to all platforms as it was previously rated by both the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee and the German USK. In Taiwan, Risk of Rain 2 was rated for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, and the original Risk of Rain was rated for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The original Risk of Rain is already available on the aforementioned platforms—except for Xbox One—but appears to be getting republished under Gearbox Publishing. The same platforms and titles were rated in Germany, with the addition of a “Risk of Rain & Risk of Rain 2 Bundle” for all platforms.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

Co-Op Roguelike Action

The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. No run will ever be the same with randomized stages, enemies, bosses, and items. Play solo, or team up with up to four friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet.

Constant Battles and Incredible Bosses

With each run, you’ll learn the patterns of your foes, and even the longest odds can be overcome with enough skill. A unique scaling system means both you and your foes limitlessly increase in power over the course of a game–what once was a bossfight will in time become a common enemy.

Old Favorites Return and Undiscovered Challenges Await

Myriad survivors, items, enemies, and bosses return to Risk of Rain 2, and many new ones are joining the fight. Brand new survivors like the Artificer and MUL-T debut alongside classic survivors such as the Engineer, Huntress, and–of course–the Commando. With over 75 items to unlock and exploit, each run will keep you cleverly strategizing your way out of sticky situations.

Key Features

  • Play four player co-op seamlessly through Steam—no more port forwarding.
  • Unlock over 75 items over time, keeping each run fresh and full of new challenges.
  • Play and unlock new and returning survivors, each with their own abilities to master.
  • Theorycraft and exploit endless item and character combos.
  • Encounter challenging monsters and enormous bosses.
  • Explore massive, handcrafted 3D levels.
  • Discover lore through the collection of Monster, Item, and Environment Logs.
  • Challenge your friends—and the world—in all-new Prismatic Trials, a unique seeded run where everyone can race up a global leaderboard.

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