Streets of Rogue 2 Will Bring More Roguelite Silliness to Gamers Everywhere

Published: April 6, 2020 2:10 PM /


Streets of Rogue 2 cover

There are roguelite games that take the genre very seriously — and then there is Streets of Rogue, the wacky sci-fi adventure where you can yeet a toilet at someone to poison them and then turn into a giant. This silliness will soon be followed up with the sequel Streets of Rogue 2!

Developer Matt Dabrowski has announced that some more bug fixes have arrived in the game. There's also some new content in development for Streets of Rogue, although it isn't quite ready for development just yet. That's not the only thing he's working on, though — a full-fledged sequel is on the way.

Streets of Rogue 2 will be building on the six years of work that went into the first game, so much so that it will essentially be using the same codebase. While it's been a "complete janky mess" in the past, Mr. Dabrowski has spent a lot of time polishing it up and trying to make things more manageable on his end.

This work will be used to evolve the existing gameplay into something bigger and better. One of the points he highlights is the possibility of an open world; with a more stable codebase, it may be possible for the game to do things that it couldn't before. There may well be vehicles added to the game as well!

Streets of Rogue 2 derp slice

When Can You Get Streets of Rogue 2?

When will you be able to actually play Streets of Rogue 2? Much like what's going on in the above image, it's a mystery.

Mr. Dabrowski concedes that he "[doesn't] have a timeline for any of this." In short, we can probably expect to play the game when it's in some kind of playable state. For now, he's going to be experimenting with new systems and seeing what works, all while managing the content updates for the first game and a newborn baby. I think it's safe to say that it's going to be a year or two at least.

In any case, you can read more about the latest Streets of Rogue update (and the news about the sequel) in this Steam Community Announcement. If you don't yet already own the game, you can pick it up on Steam, the Humble Store, and DRM-free on GOG at the price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

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Are you looking forward to Streets of Rogue 2? What do you hope to see in the sequel? Let us know in the comments below!

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