Hades 2 has just been announced at The Game Awards. Introduced by the host Geoff Keighley, the news came as a surprise with no hints or leaks before the show or even leading up to it. The sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed indie titles will be hotly anticipated.
Hades 2 was revealed via a World Premiere Trailer which you can watch below. “In Hades 2, 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,” reads its developer Supergiant Games’ description.
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And from the sounds of the trailer the game will indeed focus on the Titan who is associated with time: Kronos. According to Greek myth Kronos overthrew his father but was eventually overthrown himself by his son Zeus. The trailer looks slick, stylish, story and action packed as Hades players know well.
Supergiant says Hades 2 is in full production right now, but that there is “a lot left to build” and that like the first game it will be in Early Access for “some time” leading up to its v1.0 launch.
Hades 2 is a direct sequel to the first game and takes place “sometime” aftter that game’s events. However, the developer says no prior knowledge of the original Hades will be needed but that there will be plenty of connections. Here are some more details via Supergiant:
“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. 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!”
Hades 2 comes to Early Access in 2023.
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[Video] Youtube Hades 2 Official Reveal Trailer | The Game Awards 2022
DEATH TO KRONOS. Supergiant revealed it’s next project, their first ever sequel, Hades II, the follow up to the seminal rouge-like experience. Like it’s predecessor, Hades II will come to early access as it develops.