We've got the first look at Spelunky 2 gameplay courtesy of the PlayStation Blog and while there are plenty of cool and interesting details you can pour over, it's easier really to just see all the new and horrible ways you can die. Arrows, pitfalls, spikes all return, but now you'll have to deal with lava. Just super.
Spelunky 2 is set to come out sometime in 2019 for PS4 and PC and Derek Yu put out a new gameplay trailer and interview to talk about his upcoming roguelike platformer sequel. He discusses some of the new changes coming to the game but promises that the core remains the same Spelunky that people know and love.
"At its core, Spelunky 2 is not too different, actually. My opinion about sequels is that they are extensions of the previous games, so I want fans of Spelunky 1 to jump in and feel like they're playing a continuation," says Yu.
A big addition to Spelunky 2 according to Yu is a "second layer" players can go back and forth between. The third dimension will add new levels of randomization to go along with the new obstacles. Yu says that a run-through of a level will be a little bit longer, "but the main goal is not extending the game's length but making the stories that emerge even more rich and personal."
Spelunky 2 will be playable at PAX West which recently put out a statement regarding the event's safety in light of the mass shooting at a Madden event in Florida.