Rain World: Downpour official artwork showing off the five unique slugcats

[Update]: Rain World's Downpour expansion has now arrived, and so far it's looking quite good!

We've had to wait quite a few months since the original announcement, but the Videocult team has now finally revealed that Rain World's very first expansion will be launching onto PC on January 19th, 2023 - nearly six years after its first appearance! Consoles will also be getting the Downpour expansion, though sadly no exact release date has been announced for them just yet.

In terms of content, Downpour will bring with it ten expansive new regions to explore, over a thousand new rooms to carefully navigate, as well as five unique slugcats with their own storylines, abilities and gameplay styles. And just in case you're in the mood for something a bit trickier, Downpour will also add a Challenge Mode where you can test your slugcatting skills in a variety of different and undoubtedly devious scenarios.

The good news doesn't end there, however, as Downpour will also bring with it a couple of quality-of-life improvements and additions to the base game. These include things like a new map system, the always handy collectibles tracker, alternate routing options, tutorialized hints, and things like that.

What Downpour looks like in action, as well as how bizarrely adorable the new slugcats truly are, that you can check out through the trailer below. Have a peek:

Once Rain World: Downpour makes its way onto PC I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a few more bits and pieces about the expansion over at Steam. Enjoy!

Rain World: Downpour screenshot of a sleeping slugcat

Rain World: Downpour screenshot of some strange machinery