Over at The Game Awards 2022 livestream event, the developers of Bastion, Transistor and Hades – Supergiant Games have just revealed Hades II, which is currently under development. Early access is coming in 2023.
While brief, Hades II follows the story of Melinoë and Hecate whose main goal seems to be taking down Chronos, the god of Time.
A brief summary from the Steam listing of Hades II:
- Battle Beyond The Underworld
As the immortal Princess of the Underworld, you’ll explore a bigger, deeper mythic world, vanquishing the forces of the Titan of Time with the full might of Olympus behind you, in a sweeping story that continually unfolds through your every setback and accomplishment.
- Master Witchcraft And Dark Sorcery
Infuse your legendary weapons of Night with ancient magick, so that none may stand in your way. Become stronger still with powerful Boons from more than a dozen Olympian gods, from Apollo to Zeus. There are nearly limitless ways to build your abilities.
- Mingle With (More) Gods, Ghost, and Monsters
Meet a cast of dozens of fully-voiced, larger-than-life characters, including plenty of new faces and some old friends. Grow closer to them through a variety of new interactions, and experience countless unique story events based on how your journey unfolds.
- Every Run Is Its Own Adventure
New locations, challenges, upgrade systems, and surprises await as you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld again and again. Reveal the mysteries of the Arcana Altar, tame witchy familiars, and gather reagents using Tools of the Unseen to get closer to your goal.
- The Perks of Immortality
Thanks to a variety of permanent upgrades and the return of God Mode, you don’t have to be a god yourself to experience what Hades II has to offer. But if you happen to be one, you can brave escalating challenges for greater rewards, and prove just how divine you really are.
- Signature Supergiant Style
Rich, atmospheric presentation and storytelling fused with responsive action is the hallmark of Supergiant’s titles. Vivid new hand-painted environments, even smoother real-time 3D characters, and an electrifying original score make this mythic world burst with life.