Rain World: The Watcher DLC Expansion Announced

A new Rain World expansion has been announced, and it'll take you to a place that's "unlike all that's come before".

Published: March 29, 2024 11:25 AM /


A creature looking at the camera in Rain World: The Watcher, the game's latest DLC expansion

Videocult and Akupara Games have announced a brand new Rain World DLC expansion, and it's promising to take you to places "only ever glimpsed".

Rain World: The Watcher is the game's second major expansion after last year's Downpour, and while details about the new expansion are rather thin on the ground at the moment, it sounds promising.

According to Videocult, The Watcher will take you to a "warped world" in which new types of creatures "stalk and climb and dive and hunt". That certainly sounds like the Rain World we know and love.

The slugcat in the middle of a desert in the new Rain World DLC expansion The Watcher
Rain World's new DLC expansion The Watcher will take you to new and uncharted lands.

Videocult is also promising new breeds of creature that "rip and pluck and burrow and hide", as well as a redefinition of the roles of predator and prey.

In the middle of it all is you, a "lonely lost slugcat" trying to make sense of a world turned upside-down. As if I didn't already feel sorry enough for the little critter.

You can check out the Rain World: The Watcher announcement trailer right here. It doesn't give a ton away, since it seems that Videocult is still fairly early in the development stage, but it should give you a sense of what to expect.

If you're not familiar with Rain World, it's a survival platformer in which you play as a "slugcat", acting as "both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem".

You must forage for food and hunt weaker creatures to survive, but you must also be wary of predators, which stalk the game's landscapes and which will show you no mercy if they encounter you.

There's also a rather oblique story to discover among the ruins of Rain World's, erm, world, one that is told largely through environmental cues and trippy dream sequences.

You can grab Rain World right now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo SwitchThe Watcher doesn't have a release date yet, but you can wishlist it on Steam here if you want to keep up with its progress.

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