Rain World: Downpour expansion artwork showing off the five new slugcats

I hope you're in the mood for slugcats, because Rain World's very first expansion Downpour has now arrived - a whole six years after the original game's launch! Downpour brings with it ten massive new regions to explore, hostile new environments and weather to overcome, as well as five new slugcats with their own unique abilities and gameplay styles to master.

Best of all, you can do all of this in four-player co-op! The only catch is that there is no online mode, so you'll either have to huddle up together or use Steam Remote Play in order to make it work. A tad annoying, but I'd say it's still a small price to pay for some jolly cooperation!

If you want a more hardcore experience, however, it's also worth mentioning that Downpour has added two new game modes - Challenge Mode and Expedition Mode. The former will have you test your skills in a variety of pre-constructed arena scenarios, while the latter is a 'randomizer' mode that will drop you somewhere in the world and task you with completing a bunch of the game's hardest challenges.

What all of this looks like in action, that you can check out through the freshly posted launch trailer. Have a gander:

The final thing worth mentioning is that the base price of Rain World will be increasing from $20 to $25 in early February. So if you were already planning to get it, you might want to do that sooner rather than later.

Whatever your plans may be, you can learn more about Rain World and its Downpour expansion over at Steam. Enjoy!

Rain World: Downpour screenshot of a sleeping slugcat

Rain World: Downpour screenshot of some strange machinery