Hades 2 officially announced, to be developed in early access

The announcement hero image for Hades 2.
(Image credit: Supergiant Games | YouTube)

What you need to know

  • Hades is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning indie roguelike from Supergiant Games.
  • For the first time ever, Supergiant Games is developing a sequel with the announcement of Hades 2.
  • The game got a stunning reveal trailer at The Game Awards 2022, and will be developed in early access alongside players.
  • More information on Hades 2 and its early access will be revealed in 2023, but the game can be wishlisted on Steam now.

Few games so completely dominated the industry as Hades, which captured the attention of countless players with its aggressively addictive roguelike gameplay, charming and beautifully-written story, and gorgeous visuals. Supergiant Games is officially breaking their tendency to avoid sequels by following its hit game with Hades 2.

Officially announced during The Game Awards 2022, the sequel to Hades follows the powerful Princess of the Underworld as she battles against the dark forces of Kronos, the Titan of Time. Blending the Greek mythology of the first game with the beginnings of witchcraft, Hades 2 promises to be bigger, bolder, and somehow more ambitious than its incredible predecessor.

Supergiant Games also intends to develop Hades 2 in early access, collecting feedback from players to help shape its progress to an eventual full release. Unfortunately, other than a stunning animated trailer and brief flashes of familiar gameplay, little else is known about Hades 2. We know that we'll learn more about it and its early access at some point in 2023. Hades 2 can also now be wishlisted on Steam.

It's unclear if Hades 2 will come to other platforms other than Windows PCs, as it's currently only confirmed for Steam and the Epic Games Store, but there's a very good chance that it will. Hades also was a prominent addition to Xbox Game Pass, although there's no guarantee that its sequel will also arrive on Microsoft's popular gaming subscription service.

As one of the best Xbox games of last year, Hades absolutely set the bar for indie games and rightfully won plenty of awards. Hades 2 appears to be familiar on the surface, but will tell a new story set in Greek mythology, where we'll see the appearance of new Olympic gods like Apollo (and probably Hecate) in a battle against the Titans. Personally, I can't wait.

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.