Rogue Legacy 2 is Teased By Developer Cellar Door Games
Developer Cellar Door Games made an April Fools' joke that seemingly is real, as Rogue Legacy 2 was confirmed in development.
While April Fools’ Day is generally known for its outlandish pranks and tricks, not all announcements are fake ones. That at least seems to be the case for fans of the cult classic roguelike Rogue Legacy, with a sequel now seemingly on the way.
Developer Cellar Door Games seemed to confirm on Twitter that Rogue Legacy 2 is in development, and that an official announcement for the game is on the way for later today. While there isn’t much to go off right now other than a teaser image, it’s still an exciting prospect for fans. Or it could be the cruelest April Fools’ joke possible, but hopefully that isn’t the case.
— CellarDoorGames (@CellarDoorGames) April 1, 2020
The original Rogue Legacy first released on PC in 2013 and quickly became a critical and commercial success, and was one of the first games to help drive the popularity of roguelikes in the following years. Aside from its challenging gameplay and randomly-generated dungeons, the most notable element of the game was how players would take on the role of one of three randomly-generated offspring if their character ended up getting killed. Each of these offspring would then have their own unique traits and abilities, helping players to get further and further into the dungeon to defeat the final boss.
After the release of Rogue Legacy, developer Cellar Door Games released their follow-up title, the action-adventure game Full Metal Furies, on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. While the game reviewed fairly well, Full Metal Furies ended up being a major commercial disappointment for the studio.
Given the love and admiration of Rogue Legacy, it makes sense that the studio would want to return to the franchise for another installment. While we can expect to see the official reveal (and hopefully a trailer) later today, it will be interesting to see how Cellar Door Games builds off the elements that made Rogue Legacy such a wild success.