Slime Rancher 2 official key artwork for the adorable indie monster-raising game

[Update]: Slime Rancher 2 has now landed into Early Access, and so far things are looking quite good!

If you've blazed through everything Slime Rancher has to offer and you're now left itching for more cutesy slimes to throw around, you'll be happy to hear that the sequel is nearly upon us! According to the latest developer update, Slime Rancher 2 will be landing onto Steam this September 22th, 2022.

Much like its predecessor, Slime Rancher 2 will be starting off as an Early Access title and working upwards from there. While plans can (and most likely will) change over time, the current goal is for Slime Rancher 2 to spend around 18 months in Early Access in order to get everything polished up and ready for prime time.

During this time Slime Rancher 2 will be getting more slimes to wrangle with, new resources to collect and gadgets to build, places to explore, brand new story chapters, and naturally, a whole bunch of quality-of-life improvements based on player feedback. So if you're looking for a well rounded experience that you can sink a decent amount of time into, you might want to give Slime Rancher 2 at least a year before diving in.

As for what exactly Slime Rancher 2 brings with it in terms of gameplay and visuals, that you can find out through the summer preview below. Have a gander:

You can learn more about Slime Rancher 2, as well as keep an eye on its Early Access launch, over at Steam. Enjoy!

Slime Rancher 2 adorable indie adventure screenshot of cute bunny-looking slimes

Slime Rancher 2 adorable indie adventure screenshot of the player-made base