Derek Yu’s follow up to the insanely popular rogue-like will be out in 2019.
Mossmouth and Blitworks have released the first gameplay trailer for Spelunky 2, and it looks fantastic. Following Ana Spelunky, the daughter of the first game’s protagonist, the sequel features online multiplayer, improved visuals, and mounts. That’s right – hijack an enemy’s mount and ride it through the level. Check out the trailer below.
The trailer also introduces a bunch of other playable characters that can also partake in the journey. Each seems to have their own unique talents, though it’s possible to control all of them when playing with friends. Interestingly, though Spelunky 2 was originally thought to arrive later this year, the trailer confirmed that it will instead be launching in 2019.
Which isn’t all that bad when you consider how crowded the Fall/Holiday season is going to be. Spelunky 2 is in development for PC and PlayStation 4 and will be heading to those platforms first. For more information, check out creator Derek Yu’s interview with PlayStation Blog.