Developer Cellar Door Games has announced that Rogue Legacy 2, the roguelite sequel to the original 2013 game, will be leaving Early Access and officially launching on April 28. To mark the occasion, the developer is making the original game available for free right now on the Epic Games Store.
“Our goal for Rogue Legacy 2 was always to make ‘Rogue Legacy 3’, because we didn’t want to settle for just more,” Cellar Door said. “It had to stay true to the original, but also stand on its own as something new. After nearly four years of development, bringing it to the fans is the final step in this long journey, and we hope they find it as special as we do.”
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The sequel features a new 2.5D art style, weapons, classes, abilities, and biome options. You can also use the new Heirlooms to permanently earn new abilities. Additional accessibility options are also promised.
Don’t miss IGN’s glowing review of the original Rogue Legacy.
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