Gearbox and Hopoo Games have announced that Risk of Rain Returns, a remake of the original 2013 platformer, will be released on PC and Nintendo Switch in 2023. This new version of the game has been built from the ground up and will feature enhanced visuals as well as new content.
According to Duncan Drummond, co-founder of Hopoo Games, "Risk of Rain Returns takes everything we learned making Risk of Rain 2 and applies it to the original we created back in our dorm room. As we chart our future as developers, it was important to us that we look back on our early work. Risk of Rain Returns is a small token of our appreciation to this incredible community. We hope everyone is as excited about the future as we are."
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In addition to an updated codebase, the developers will be implementing features and lessons learned from creating Risk of Rain 2 into Risk of Rain Returns. The game will also feature a reconstructed multiplayer, new survivors, survivor abilities, items, and many more. Chris Christodoulou, who composed the soundtrack for the original game, will be returning to score the soundtrack for Risk of Rain Returns as well.
Last month, Gearbox fully acquired the Risk of Rain franchise. The original Risk of Rain was published by Chucklefish, while Gearbox published Risk of Rain 2 in 2020. With the announcement of Risk of Rain Returns, it seems that Gearbox is looking to continue building on the franchise's success and bringing new and exciting content to its fans.
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