Hades 2, the sequel to Supergiant’s Hades, has been announced.
“Meet the Princess of the Underworld in Hades 2, the bewitching sequel to our award-winning rogue-like dungeon crawler. Details about Early Access coming in 2023,” reads a press release for the game.
Hades was the winner of multiple game of the year awards and was originally announced at The Game Awards 2018.
In a blog on Supergiant’s website, the developer stated: “In Hades II, you’ll battle beyond the Underworld using dark sorcery as you take on the sinister Titan of Time in an all-new, action-packed, endlessly replayable experience rooted in the Underworld of Greek myth and its deep connections to the dawn of witchcraft.
“We will announce when Hades II will be available and for which platforms closer to when it’s complete. The game is in full production right now, though we have a lot left to build.”
The game will be a direct sequel to its predecessor, taking place “sometime after the events of the original game”. Supergiant claims that no prior knowledge of the original Hades will needed, though there will be references to it.
“As Melinoë, the immortal Princess of the Underworld, you’ll explore a bigger, deeper mythic world, vanquishing the Titan’s forces with the full might of Olympus behind you, in a sweeping story that continually unfolds through your every setback and accomplishment,” it says.
“New locations, challenges, upgrade systems, and surprises await as you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld again and again.
“Like her brother Zagreus from the original game, Melinoë is not a character of our own invention, and is based on an ancient Underworld deity thought to be related to Hades.
“What little ancient mythology exists about her was more than enough to make us want to explore her story and connection to her family, and in so doing, expand on our vision of the Underworld.”