Among the growing list of Risk of Rain titles, Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds causes the most hype among mobile gamers. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming game, its gameplay, and where Hostile Worlds falls within the Risk of Rain canon.
Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds release date
According to Gearbox Publishing, Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds release date is yet to be determined. However, the publisher’s latest press release, dedicated to the franchise’s 10th anniversary, has revealed a trailer as well as press assets, with the latter looking particularly promising.
The released screenshots show that much of the game is already polished and ready for the public. Based on those screenshots alone (not to mention the game’s email signup page and official Discord), we can expect good news relatively soon.
What will Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds gameplay look like?
By the looks of it, Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds gameplay will resemble what we saw in the original. Naturally, the game is developed for mobile platforms, so you shouldn’t expect a carbon copy. Instead, the mobile ARPG will maintain the core mechanics and aesthetics of the first Risk of Rain, but with a mobile twist.
In Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds, you’ll be able to build and collect items, get new heroes, and upgrade powerful Survivor abilities. All this will be accompanied by the unique style and feel that made Risk of Rain such a beloved roguelike in the first place.
How Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds connects to the original Risk of Rain
The developer of Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds, Frima Studio, calls the new game a “side-quel.” This means that the game will share the timeline with the previous entry—Risk of Rain 2—but present a yet-unseen part of the familiar story.
Through exploring the other side of the original’s storyline, Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds will be able to offer fan-favorite characters and fit into the franchise seamlessly. On the other hand, not being either a sequel or a prequel gives the game the freedom to carve its own path. This philosophy is in line with the change of platform and might be how Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds hits gold while staying true to the franchise.
These are the most important pieces of information we know about Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds. Of course, once the game launches, you’ll learn it from our News articles! You can also watch out for incoming info on the game’s Facebook or X pages. But while we’re waiting for the release, why not tell us what you’re looking forward to the most?
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