Slime Rancher 2, cutesy indie exploration game, official artwork and logo

Much like the original, Slime Rancher 2 is an open world exploration game that will task you with uncovering and raising a whole assortment of cute and colorful slimes. Along the way you'll be able to research ancient technologies, mess around with new types of resources, build new gadgets to help you move around and wrangle bigger and meaner slimes, and naturally, expand your conservatory so you can properly house your growing army.

Since all of this sounds like complete and utter nonsense on paper, allow me to share with you the launch trailer. It should give you a pretty good idea of just what Slime Rancher 2 is trying to do and how adorable the little slimes truly are. Have a gander:

Before you get too excited, it's important to mention that Slime Rancher 2 has only just entered Early Access, and is thus both unfinished and lacking in content. According to current plans Slime Rancher 2 is going to spend an additional 18 months in development before its full release, during which you can expect to see new areas to explore, new gadgets, new slimes, as well as the usual bunch of balance changes and bug fixes.

So if you're looking for a mostly complete experience, you might want to give the Monomi Park team at least a year or so before attempting to hug some bouncy slimes. Well, that or you can just give the original game a try!

In any case, you can learn more about Slime Rancher 2, as well as check out some of the player reviews for this early versions, over at Steam. Have fun!

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

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