Gearbox Publishing and developer Hopoo Games announced Risk of Rain Returns, a new remaster of the original game.
The new remaster has been rebuilt from the ground up, since the 2013 original was made in the 2D engine GameMaker. It also includes revamped multiplayer, new music, “tons” of balancing changes, and more.
A release is set for sometime in 2023 for Windows PC (via Steam) and Nintendo Switch. Here’s a rundown on the remaster, plus a new trailer:
Risk of Rain Returns rebuilds the original 2013 title from the ground up. Now with an updated codebase, it expands on the original and implements features and learnings from the smash hit Risk of Rain 2.
Drop pod onto the planet Petrichor V again (or for the very first time) with HD pixel art, original and new music from Chris Christodoulou, tons of balance changes, and more. For players new to Risk of Rain, prepare to fight through hordes of challenging monsters that threaten your continued existence, collect and combine items to enhance your abilities, and scale your power to godlike levels as your enemies increase in number and difficulty.
This modern take on the decade-old game has been carefully designed, beautifully remastered, and loaded with new ways to play. No two runs in the iconic roguelike are the same, and that has never been truer than now with enhanced new and familiar Survivors, customizable Survivor abilities, fresh items, deadly monsters, and a game mode.
Risk of Rain Returns implements revamped multiplayer, making it easier than ever to play with friends.