Spelunky 2 finally has a release date after it was formally announced back in October of 2017. The creator Derek Yu gave us commentary through the trailer in regards to creating a game that lives up to fans expectations.
I am very happy to announce that Spelunky 2 is launching on PS4 on September 15, 2020! It feels great to be able to share this news with you… game development is a complex and hard-to-predict process, so it always feels like a minor miracle when we get to this point. Thankfully, our fans have been supportive and patient (thank you!) and Spelunky 2 has been one of the most fun projects I’ve ever worked on, something that I feel is reflected in the game itself.
Spelunky 2 is big. Our State of Play trailer, directed by Derek Lieu, does an excellent job of conveying how much more expansive and well-connected the world is compared to the first game. The time it takes to complete a successful run, however, hasn’t increased that much – instead, the journey has become much more dense and varied, with lots more to do and try with each time you venture into the caves.
Our hope is that all this new content is going to be fun for new players as well as existing Spelunky fans. Not only is there more to see and do, but there will be more opportunities to find a playstyle that suits you best. And as you to explore the game world and unravel its secrets, you’ll be building a community of characters, old and new, who will support you on your journey and make your adventure feel richer and more interconnected. Justin Chan has done a wonderful job illustrating these characters and helping to bring them to life based on my little sprites.
Spelunky 2 will be released exclusively on PS4 on September 15th.