Spelunky 2 will not be releasing in 2019 Mossmouth has confirmed, with the developer stating that the game’s detail and density means more time is required to meet expectations. Some updates were given regarding the game with Mossmouth’s Derek Yu saying that the studio has been increasing the colour contrast so details are more eye-catching and pop. He also apologised for the lack of updates and stated that the team was heavily focused on development so it was difficult to balance. You can check out everything that was said on Twiter below.
Hey, Spelunky fans! Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to get to release Spelunky 2 this year. Development is still going well and we’re not far off target, but the density and detail of the game is demanding more time. Thank you for your patience.
Also, apologies for the lack of updates! It can be tough balancing communication and dev time (and not spoiling too much). When things are quiet, we’re just working away. :) There will be more updates coming, but for now we’re focusing on development!
Also, I took in the feedback about the environments from the trailer, and while I still love the overall style, we’ve been adding more detail, as well as increasing the contrast to make existing details pop (some were pretty subtle and compression wasn’t friendly to them)!
As soon as we have a release date for Spelunky 2, we’ll make sure everyone knows! We can’t wait to show you more, although of course the best way is for you to experience it for yourself at launch. All the crazy stuff we’re adding makes me buzz with excitement. :)
Spelunky 2 was announced in 2017 and was confirmed for PC and PS4. Spelunky 2 has players take on the role of Ana Spelunky who follows in her father’s footsteps to head underground and make discoveries.