Spelunky 2 artwork showing off a family photo

[Update]: Twelve years after the original, the PC version of Spelunky 2 has now been unleashed!

Even though they've been around for a very long time, action-roguelikes finally made it into the spotlight with the original Spelunky. This was the case because not only did Spelunky have highly appealing visuals, but with randomized levels, a massive difficulty curve and plenty of secrets to uncover, it was one of those games you could play for a hundred hours and still have more to discover.

With all of that in mind, I am delighted to say that the sequel is now nearly upon us. After a two week delay from the launch of the PS4 version, Spelunky 2 will be making its way to PC this September 29th!

As you might expect, Spelunky 2 takes pretty much all of the good elements of the original, and then expands on them in a variety of different ways. So expect to see more elaborate levels, more branching paths, more unique playstyles, more characters to interact with, and perhaps most importantly of all, online multiplayer!

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what Spelunky 2 is even trying to accomplish, through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's quite an informative one:

To learn more about Spelunky 2, as well as keep an eye on its upcoming release, you should head on over to Steam. Either way, there's only one more week to go!