The action-platforming roguelike of 2013 Chance of rain will return in 2023 with a new remake, developers Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing announced on Tuesday. Chance of rain Return will feature new high-definition pixel art, new music, balance changes, and other new features, the developers said.
Risk of return rain is rebuilt from the ground up, the developer said, and implements features from Chance of rain 2, the 2020 sequel to Hopoo that took the franchise to 3D. (Data from the original Chance of rain will not be compatible with its remake, the developer said, noting the “reworked codebase” of Return.) Revamped multiplayer will make it “easier than ever to play with friends,” the studio said.
“As we plan our future as developers, it was important for us to look back on our early work,” Duncan Drummond, co-founder of Hopoo Games, said in a press release. “Risk of return rain is a small token of our gratitude to this incredible community.
the original Chance of rain was created by a small team of student developers and was funded through Kickstarter. Chance of rain was published by Chucklefish on Windows PC in 2013 and won Best Student Game at the 2014 Independent Games Festival. The game was later ported to Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One.
In Polygon’s review of the original Chance of rain, we praised the game for its ability to mix difficulty and accessibility. “It mixes the challenge, chance, and discovery that make roguelikes so endlessly replayable, but in a form that also feels more welcoming,” we said. The 3D suite Chance of rain 2 was also hailed as “the mario 64 of roguelike.
Risk of return rain will be released on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam next year.