Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder, the boulder-rolling racing game developed by ACE Team and published by ATLUS USA, will be releasing worldwide on August 28th & 29th (depending on region & platform) according to a press release.

The game features an eclectic mix of racing, strategy, and tower-defense elements with just a dash of art history thrown into the mix. Gamers will switch between offensive and defensives roles in a an attempt to smash down an enemy’s castle. The Greek Titan Atlas (famously tasked with holding up the world on his shoulders) has been tasked with working his way through several periods of art history after he literally “dropped the ball”. You’ll face enemies from various periods in Art History in appropriately-designed levels centered around artistic genres such as Surrealism or Early Renaissance. A trailer has rolled out in anticipation of the release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un8xICWU8g8

Some things are a bit different in the sequel. Resources are gathered in a different fashion as compared to the original Rock of Ages; this time around, players will not only have to defend their own castle but their resource nodes as well. All of this hectic gameplay will take place in a physics-based game that utilizes the Unreal 4 Engine to facilitate destructive environments that players can smash through to their heart’s content.

A major addition to the game is an emphasis on co-operative play. Up to four players can now work together to complete a level. Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder will release according to the following schedule:

  • Steam – Americas and Europe on Aug. 28
  • PlayStation 4 – Americas on Aug. 28 and Europe on Aug. 29
  • Xbox One – Americas and Europe on Aug. 29

At launch, there will be a Binding of Isaac DLC available for free until September 26th, giving 3 avatars (Isaac, Blue Baby, and Azazel), an Isaac boulder, and 3 army banners. There will also be Classic Pack DLC, which will return the Smiley boulder and Sisyphus avatar along with 3 army banners. This will be free for owners of the original Rock of Ages, or purchasable for $1.99.

In the meantime, you can add the game to your wishlist on Steam.

What did you think of the first Rock of Ages game? Do you think Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder will be able to live up to the first game? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!