In 2017, Derek Yu and his development studio Mossmouth surprisingly announced a sequel to their fan-favorite rogue-like Spelunky. Spelunky 2 was originally slated to have a 2019 release; however, Yu announced on his Twitter today that the team would likely be pushing out of this calendar year. For fans of the secret-filled Spelunky, that’s not necessarily bad news, as it should give Mossmouth plenty of time to build a worthy sequel.
Hey, Spelunky fans! Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to get to release Spelunky 2 this year. Development is still going well and we're not far off target, but the density and detail of the game is demanding more time.
Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/BJvsHUWAY0
— Derek Yu (@mossmouth) August 14, 2019
As Yu states in his tweet, development doesn’t seem to be too far behind schedule. The team is trying to build on Spelunky in every way and it makes sense that they’d need a little more time to polish everything to a shine. In fact, I would assume that anyone looking forward to this release is probably perfectly fine with the delay. Great games like Spelunky need time to gestate. Giving Mossmouth a few extra months will hopefully only make the end product that much better.
In his follow-up tweets, Yu mentions the lack of updates fans have been getting on Spelunky 2‘s progress. It’s kind of a tough path for them to balance because you don’t want to give too many of the game’s secrets away, but you also need to drip-feed some content to keep people interested. Yu makes it clear that when there aren’t any updates, that means they’re just quietly working away. That said, he does say that more updates should be coming relatively soon.
When it does release, Spelunky 2 will be coming to PC and PS4. While you wait for more news, go ahead and watch the great gameplay trailer Mossmouth put out last year below.
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