Spelunky 2

Spelunky returns in this greatly-expanded sequel to the original roguelike platformer! Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family. Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Explore the game alone, play locally with up to four players, or, for the first time, join up with friends online to unravel its mysteries together (or battle it out in competitive Arena modes). Spelunky 2's world is even denser than the one in the original game, offering more areas, characters, traps, and items, as well as new ways to interact with them (and for them to interact with each other). The world has expanded in other ways, too, with branching paths and multi-layered levels adding a third dimension to the classic 2d platforming gameplay.
Developed by
Derek Yu & BlitWorks
Stores
Genre
Platform Cooperative Action Roguelike 2D Indie
Date of release
Sep 15, 2020
PlayStation 4
Sep 29, 2020
Steam
Aug 26, 2021
Nitnendo Switch (NA/EU)
Sep 30, 2021
Nintendo Switch (JP/KR)
Jan 13, 2022
Xbox One

Features

A Bigger World
A Bigger World with all new areas, monsters, traps, and items!
Extra Dimension
An Extra Dimension is added by allowing players to access a second layer behind the normal playfield. The second layer might contain treasure rooms, hidden passages, and other special places.
Multiple Routes
Multiple Routes Through the Game will add variety and give players more ways to personalize a run.
Special abilities
Find and Ride Mounts (like turkeys!) that have special abilities. Enemies may ride mounts, as well!
New NPCs
New NPCs that you can help, hurt, or ignore… to make each run feel even more like a unique story.
News
Variations and Changes to Classic Spelunky Concepts like shops and ghosts that will make veteran players rethink their strategies.
improved Physics
Improved Liquid Physics allow water and lava to move and pour realistically, which drastically affects the playfield (and looks cool)
Status
Deadly Poison and Curses can be inflicted on players and enemies alike.
Build a Home
Build a Permanent Home at Base Camp as you do runs and explore the caves.
Special Effects and Visual Improved
Improved Lighting and Special Effects are paired with richer visual and audio design.
Discover the Mysteries
Deeper Mysteries that may require a community effort to unravel.

Screenshots

What people are saying...

IGN
Mossmouth took its time and managed to deliver a masterpiece that improves upon its predecessor in ways I never even would have imagined. Spelunky 2 takes everything that made the original great and expands upon each of those individual aspects without ever over complicating the elegant, retro simplicity of its 2D platforming.
9/10
IGN
Game Informer
Spelunky 2 is as addictive an experience as I’ve played this year. Two-minute-long runs stack to turn into consecutive hours of gameplay, and “just one more try” easily turns into an afternoon of exploring, dying, and trying again. Spelunky 2 is at once captivating, stressful, and exciting, and even now, I can’t wait to once again test my mettle within the cave’s ever-shifting walls.
9/10
Game Informer
Destructoid
It innovates ever so slightly in so many ways to help give this sequel its own life.
8/10
Destructoid
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