Sequel To One Of 2016's Best Roguelike Games Announced At Gamescom 2019.
Sequel To One Of 2016's Best Roguelike Games Announced At Gamescom 2019
Head back into space to die over and over again.
By Jordan Rame | @JMRamee on August 19, 2019 at 2:46PM PDT
Now Playing: The 8 Best Games You've Never Heard Of
During Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2019, Everspace 2 was announced via a new trailer. The sequel to the beloved space roguelike seemingly improves upon the original game in several ways, but don't expect to be able to play it anytime soon.
In the trailer, which can be watched below, several new ship designs are shown off. This time, the ships all seem to be different variations of the same craft, possibly suggesting that you may be building your spaceship off of the same design instead of three distinct models like in the first Everspace. The environments appear to be a lot more varied too, with different planets and stars acting as the backdrop to certain locations. We see ships pull off maneuvers that are more daring than what was seen in the first game as well, such as speeding through tight caverns and banking between the floating debris of a destroyed space station.
It's not all different though. Several familiar weapons and ship upgrades appear in the trailer, like the Beam Laser, Gatling gun, and Cloak device. Everspace 2 appears to feature its predecessor's gameplay loop too. However, it's unclear if Everspace 2 will utilize the same type of non-linear storytelling to convey its narrative.
We'll have a long wait to find out, as the trailer for Everspace 2 reveals that the game isn't scheduled to release until 2021. Everspace 2 will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
In Everspace, you outfit your ship with weapons and gadgets based on the resources you have before heading out into space. You jump from one section of space to another, trying to reach the opposite side of the galaxy by scavenging for fuel and additional resources at each jump location--taking the time to destroy enemy ships and upgrade your own if you'd like. Upon death, you're sent back to the beginning and lose all of your upgrades, but you keep the resources you've collected. The hope is to make it further in each run, collecting enough resources to craft a stronger starting ship each time you die.
I have never played number one I have heard of it before.