PlayStation Paris Games Week 2017 has officially kicked off, and today we’ve got a special announcement for indie fans. Derek Yu’s legendary cave-dwelling adventure Spelunky is officially getting a sequel! The game will launch first for PlayStation 4 and Steam, with more platforms coming in the future.
Spelunky 2 – even though no game play footage was shown in the announcement trailer – seems to be picking up right where the original game left off. Spelunky Man, satisfied with the treasures he’s found over the course of his career, settles down and become a family man. With a wife he loves very much, the two have a daughter together.
Following in fading footsteps, a new legacy is born. Handing down his exploring gear, Spelunky Man’s daughter will rise up to face the shifting walls again. And thus, Spelunky 2‘s starts! Coming out of seemingly nowhere, Spelunky 2 announcement has many gamers stoked. Seeing how Derek Yu and his team are currently working on UFO 50, no one saw this coming. A pleasant surprise!
If you’ve never played the original Spelunky, it’s a pretty important game history wise. The original game was released as a freeware indie game way back in 2009, and many see it as the founding father of the major indie game movement that followed those coming years. It also serves as one of the pinnacles of the roguelike genre. The basic premise of Spelunky sees you exploring a cave in search of grand treasures. The game was easy enough to pick up, but there were a lot of nuances and mechanics that gave it depth. It was also extremely challenging as Spelunky Man could only take a couple hits before he went down.
Even crazier was if you died, you’d have to start all over from the beginning. Each time you started a new game, the cave’s layout changed. The walls constantly shift so no two runs will ever be the same. Spelunky became a timeless classic and received an HD updated with new graphics and the sort for most major consoles. With the sequel officially on the way, now’s a great time to revisit the original game, or experience it for the first time! You can grab the original, free version from the official Spelunky World website.