Hades II: Release date, pre-order and everything we know

Hades II is the action-packed roguelike successor to Hades, marking Supergiant Games’ first sequel. Here’s everything we know about it.

Hades II release date and platforms

We do not presently have a full release date for Hades II, but the game has been announced for Early Access in the second quarter of 2024. Barring any delays, this means that you might be playing Hades II as early as April to June in 2024.

As the original Hades appeared in early access form in 2018 and then released in 2020, it’s safe to estimate that the sequel may release in 2025, or even 2026.

Hades II: Release date, pre-order and everything we know

The early access launch of Hades II has so far only been announced for PC, where it will be available on Steam and Epic Games Store.

Going by the original game’s spread of platforms, however, it is safe to assume that the full version of the game should release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

It is more unclear if the game will launch on the Nintendo Switch, given that that platform is approaching the end of its lifespan and rumors are afloat of a successor to the Switch. Also unclear is whether last generation’s consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, will be supported.

Hades II physical editions

Hades II will initially be available online only, as it will be an Early Access release on Steam and Epic Games Store.

Given the game’s popularity, however, we wouldn’t rule out a physical edition or two once the game appears on consoles.

Hades II: Release date, pre-order and everything we know

Hades II pre-order

As the game will initially launch in early access form, there will presumably be no pre-order available for the game’s PC version. Instead, you will be able to start playing it even while it is being developed by Supergiant Games.

We expect pre-orders to be available for console versions of the game, which may come towards the game’s full release.

Hades II Trailer

Who is the protagonist of Hades II?

While the original Hades had you controlling Zagreus, the son of Hades and Persephone, the sequel will put you in the sandals of Melinoë, princess of the Underworld and sister to Zagreus.

In Greek mythology, Melinoë is an underworld goddess said to be the bringer of nightmares and madness.

Hades II: Release date, pre-order and everything we know

What is the game’s setting and plot?

As with the original game, Hades II is based on Greek mythology, and involves the protagonist Melinoë on a quest to slay Cronus, the Titan of Time. Aiding her in this adventure will be the goddess of witchcraft Hecate, and the game will explore the connections between the Greek Underworld and the dawn of witchcraft.

Not much else is known about the game’s plot, other than that it will feature a roster of Olympian gods that includes Apollo, Zeus, Nemesis, and more. The game promises both new and returning faces, and the game’s story will continue to progress and unfold despite your setbacks as you experience unique story events based on your gameplay.

Hades II: Release date, pre-order and everything we know

What is Hades II’s gameplay like?

Hades II appears to play very similarly to the first Hades, retaining that game’s action-packed roguelike gameplay and isometric perspective. The game has been promised to be “endlessly replayable”.

From what we’ve learned of the gameplay, Melinoë will be able to infuse her weapons with ancient magick, apart from receiving boons from Olympian Gods to further enhance her abilities.

Melinoë’s exploration of the Underworld will lead to new locations and upgrade systems as she goes. Apart from this, you will be able to tame ‘witchy familiars’, gather reagents, and explore the mysteries of the Arcana Altar.

Hades II: Release date, pre-order and everything we know

How long does it take to beat Hades II?

There’s no word on how long a run of Hades II is expected to be, but we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we find out. That said, being a roguelike game, Hades II will likely have you trying over and over again for many an hour before you beat it – and then encourage you to have a go all over again.

Will the game have multiplayer?

Hades II will not have multiplayer of any kind. It is a strictly singleplayer game.

Hades II: Release date, pre-order and everything we know

Will the game have DLC?

No DLC or microtransactions have been announced for the game. Going by Supergiant Games’ track record, there will almost certainly be no DLC or microtransactions for the game even after launch.

What are Hades II’s system requirements?

Supergiant Games has not announced system requirements for Hades II as of yet. We do not expect them to be substantially more demanding than the original Hades’ system requirements, but you never know.

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This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke