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  Risk of Rain 2 is Coming Soon to Stadia With New Stage
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09/13/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FRISCO, Texas – September 12, 2020 – Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing announced that Risk of Rain 2 is coming soon to Stadia for one-click play across compatible laptops, desktops, phones and tablets. Risk of Rain 2 on Stadia introduces Sundered Grove, a new stage releasing first on the platform. The full game and new map will be available for purchase on the Stadia store for $24.99. 

Explore the new Sundered Grove, where ancient flora has risen up to reclaim this once sacred refuge. Mazes of roots and overgrown fungus have twisted the landscape, leaving only ruins. Battle through the lofty canopy to the deep underground. Sundered Grove will accompany Abyssal Depths and Siren’s Call as an alternate fourth stage where survivors will search the entangled area for the legendary chest.

Dive into the new trailer here: https://youtu.be/SRaB9DeGVPY

“The possibilities of Stadia in broadening the access and instant playability of our game across devices motivated us to partner and accelerate the release together with Google,” said Paul Morse and Duncan Drummond, co-founders of Hopoo Games. “We’re confident that existing fans and those new to Risk of Rain will appreciate this effort by giving it a shot on Stadia, and checking out the new stage that we created to celebrate this release.”

Risk of Rain 2 officially launched on Steam last month and quickly topped three million players. The title became a critical hit following its exit from Early Access, earning an 85 on Metacritic and an ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ on Steam. It is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. More information about the upcoming Launch Update for console platforms is on the way through the game’s official Twitter.

Additionally, pre-orders for the original Risk of Rain 2 soundtrack on vinyl are now open at Black Screen Records, including a limited edition ink-spot pressing. Composed by Chris Christodoulou, the 3xLP ships in October and spans 20 songs over 115 mins, with original artwork on a trifold sleeve and two Bandcamp codes for both Risk of Rain and Risk of Rain 2 soundtracks. 

 


About Hopoo Games

A small team who started out as two students from the University of Washington, Hopoo Games made their mark with the award-winning indie success, Risk of Rain in 2013, followed by Deadbolt in 2016. Now a team of indie veterans, they launched the hotly anticipated sequel to Risk of Rain titled Risk of Rain 2 in 2020. Learn more at hopoo.tumblr.com.

About Gearbox Publishing 

Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, and has since been followed by many partnerships that include Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, Hopoo Games’ Risk of Rain 2, and System Era Softworks’ Astroneer. Gearbox Publishing remains committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. Learn more at www.gearboxpublishing.com.