One of April 1's announcements is thankfully not a prank. The indie roguelike Rogue Legacy is getting a sequel, and it looks like it's coming to PC this summer.
First teased on April Fool's Day, developer Cellar Door Games confirmed yesterday that Rogue Legacy 2 is on the way. Not much has been shown besides a GIF and a few screens, but the sequel is already looking the part.
According to its Steam page, Rogue Legacy 2 is arriving this summer and already has some new twists. Through the "powers of Socialism," traits with more debilitating effects will give additional gold bonuses, runes can now stack infinitely, and every class will have its own unique set of armaments.
The original Rogue Legacy came out years ago, combining Castlevania-style action and platforming with a familial lineage and persistent progression that made each run at the castle a little easier. Add in some giant bosses, each with their own mechanics, and a bunch of different biomes, and it's easy to see how Rogue Legacy became one of the early leaders of the indie roguelike revival.
It was a great challenge while still providing ways for the player to eventually overpower all the baddies. Another dive into the castle this summer sounds great. Apologies to all my future heirs who will die when I miss a platforming challenge several times in a row.