Hades 2 Hits Early Access: What You Need to Know

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Key Takeaways

  • Hades 2 has launched in Early Access on PC, surprising fans with its immediate availability following a successful technical test last week.
  • The Early Access phase is set to run through the end of the year, with plans for frequent updates to add new environments, characters, and narrative elements.
  • Currently exclusive to PC, Hades 2 is priced at $30 on Steam and the Epic Games Store, with potential future releases on consoles hinted by Supergiant Games.
  • Supergiant Games announced that Hades 2 is now available in Early Access.

    After a successful technical test that concluded last week, the California-based studio decided to surprise fans by launching the highly anticipated sequel before confirming a specific date.

    This Early Access phase is expected to run until the end of the year, with significant updates scheduled every few months. The game already boasts more environments, foes, and fully-voiced characters than its predecessor. Supergiant Games assures players that there’s still plenty more to come, including key areas, characters, narrative events, and systems.

    Although an official release date for version 1.0 hasn’t been set, the studio promises a more complete and polished experience down the line, complete with Steam achievements and the game’s “true” ending.

    Despite being exclusive to PC for now, if Supergiant Games follows the same pattern as the first Hades title, console players can rest assured that their time will come.

    In Hades II, players will take on the role of Melinoë, the Princess of the Underworld, as they navigate a new world and interact with the Greek pantheon.

    With Supergiant Games’ track record of refining and expanding upon their titles during Early Access, fans can expect Hades 2 to undergo numerous changes and additions before its full release. Given the success of the original Hades, which launched in Early Access in 2018 before its full release in 2020, there’s high anticipation for what’s to come with this sequel.

    For those itching to experience the underworld in all its glory, Hades 2 is now available on Steam and the Epic Games Store, priced at $30.