It’s been an extended 9 months since Supergiant Video games introduced Hades 2, the sequel to Polygon’s 2020 Sport of the 12 months Hades. On Thursday, the developer lastly broke its silence and provided an replace on the sport: Hades 2 will launch in Early Entry on Steam and the Epic Video games Retailer in Q2 of 2024, someplace between April and June of subsequent 12 months.
“You might be questioning, why can’t we launch in Early Entry, like, proper now?!,” the developer wrote in a weblog publish. “The reason being, Hades 2 may have at the least as a lot content material from day one in Early Entry as the unique recreation did again when it launched in Early Entry on Steam. And, although Early Entry inherently means a recreation isn’t but full, we nonetheless need to do all the things we are able to to verify Hades II is value your whereas as quickly as you possibly can play it in any capability.”
In the identical weblog publish, Supergiant introduced that it will likely be working a technical check with a restricted pattern of gamers shortly earlier than the sport’s Early Entry launch and, like with the Early Entry growth of 2020’s Hades, Hades 2’s Early Entry launch will function a number of main updates that includes core content material and gameplay refinements based mostly on participant suggestions.
“We don’t but know precisely how lengthy it’s going to take us to get to v1.0 of Hades 2,” Supergiant elaborated. “For now, our focus is to maintain constructing core content material — environments, characters, weapons, Boons, story occasions, music, and extra — as we gear up for our Technical Check and Early Entry launch in Q2 this coming 12 months.”
Hades 2 will middle on Melinoë, the Princess of the Underworld and sister to Hades’ protagonist Zagreus, as she embarks on a journey to avoid wasting her father from Chronos, the Titan of Time. Alongside the best way, Melinoë will depend on assistance from her mentor Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, in addition to different Olympian gods and heroes.