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News Rogue Legacy 2 (Castlevania + roguelike) announced for PC with some screenshots

DunDunDunpachi

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Rogue Legacy 2 is a genealogical rogue-lite. That means it has all the trappings of a typical rogue-like (randomized runs, changing characters, and more), but with persistent upgrades, and persistent dead heirs. In this game, the grind is optional. Play well and you can dive deeper into the depths of the ever-changing world. Or don’t! Who cares! With hardcore platforming mixed with a deep RPG system, everyone can win eventually.
…And really, isn’t having that kind of choice the best?
Key Features
  • A procedurally generated adventure. The entire kingdom changes with every life, so no two runs are the same.
  • Rogue-lite. Build your manor, improve your legacy, and make each child stronger than the last. The game can be beaten at level 1, but that doesn’t mean it has to.
  • Universal Healthcare. Every child is unique. Some might have Synethesia, others might be a pacifist, and some could just be a little chubby. Through the powers of Socialism, traits which have more debilitating effects on gameplay now give gold bonuses!
  • Castle Permanence. It’s a rogue-like where bosses stay dead.
  • Every class (and there’s a lot!) now have their own unique set of armaments. Take down foes from afar with your bow as the nimble Ranger, or get up and close with the massive Battleaxe as the Barbarian.
  • Stack Runes. Runes can now stack to infinity. It’ll take a while, but if you wanted to have penta jump, and lifesteal, and hyperspeed you can!
  • and there’s a whole lot more. But we’re working on it, and we’d still like to keep a few secrets in our back pocket. :)

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I spent over 100 hours with the first one. As far as "completing" the game, it's not as challenging as some of the other roguelikes on the market, but with the rune system you can break the game by making it incredibly easy or incredibly hard (with loot adjusted accordingly).
 

drotahorror

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I plat'd it on PS4 and before that put 30 or so hours into the PC version. Probably my all time favorite rogue-lite. Hope the sequel brings enough changes.
 
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Inviusx

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Rogue Legacy is one of those games I've gone back to time an again over like 5 years. It's such a great little time waster.

Weird no console announcement though....
 

Knightime_X

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FUCK YES!
I have at least 500 hours logged into this game on ps4.
So happy about runes stacking to infinity.
This will seriously make future playthroughs insane!
 
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GHG

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I never played the 1st one (don't think I even own it on Steam somehow) but I'll keep an eye on this since I heard great things about it. I'm just weary of pumping so much time into these roguelike games...
 
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Drake

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Rogue Legacy is one of those games I really wanted to like, but I just didn't. Mostly because I was terrible at the game and could never make progress.
 
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Danny Dudekisser

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I totally forgot about this. Looking forward to the trailer - I want this thing to be good.