You can take Hopoo Games out of Risk of Rain, as evidenced by the upcoming Seekers of the Storm DLC for Risk of Rain 2, developed by Gearbox. However, you can’t remove Risk of Rain from the developer, whose remaster of the first title is out now. Check out the launch trailer for Risk of Rain Returns below.
Available for Nintendo Switch and PC, the remaster sports new Survivors like the Pilot and Drifter, rebalanced items, HD pixel art, and overhauled multiplayer. Trapped on Petrichor V, the story sees the player fighting through hordes of creatures to escape. Each of the 15 Survivors has unique abilities, but you also pick up different items for added damage, defense or hilarity.
While there’s plenty of new content available, those who want to experience the original’s gameplay mechanics with HD visuals can opt for Classic mode. You can also partake in the Providence Trials, which are challenges that unlock alternate skills and skins for Survivors. Check out our review for Risk of Rain Returns, where we award it a 9 out of 10 and stay tuned for updates.