Ziggurat 2 brings more first-person roguelike dungeon crawling to Steam this month

Ziggurat 2 brings more first-person roguelike dungeon crawling to Steam this month

It's launching into Early Access and will stay for around nine months.


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(Image credit: Milkstone Studios)

See thᴀᴛ imᴀɢᴇ ᴀʙᴏᴠᴇ? Ziggurᴀᴛ 2 hᴀs ᴀɴgry ᴄᴀʀrots. Oh, ᴀɴd Ziggurᴀᴛ 2 exɪsts, ᴀɴd ᴡɪʟʟ ʜɪᴛ Early Access ᴏɴ Ocᴛᴏʙᴇr 23. It's a sequel ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ ᴡᴇll-ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇd 2014 ᴏʀigɪɴal, a dungeᴏɴ crawlɪɴg rogueʟɪᴋᴇ wɪᴛh ʜᴇctic ꜰɪʀsᴛ-persᴏɴ combᴀᴛ remɪɴɪsᴄᴇɴᴛ ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ ye ᴏʟᴅe Heretic ᴀɴd Hexen ɢᴀᴍᴇs. 

Back to those angry carrots, they existed in the first game too, only this time they're more graphically detailed angry carrots. Aside from the obvious visual upgrade, Ziggurat 2 is all about honing the formula of the original: the randomly generated dungeons will now have "more verticality and variety" as well as more compact rooms. Overall, the focus seems to be on making each run shorter but more impactful.

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It's an approach that should gel nicely with the game's focus on lightning quick movement and fast-paced decision making. According to Milkstone Studios the Early Access period should last between 6-9 months, and will mostly focus on gathering player feedback. When it eventually launches into 1.0 it'll have "approximately twice the equipment items" as this EA build has, as well as new characters, enemies and dungeon types. Alternate modes and a Daily Challenge are also on the cards.

Check out the trailer below:

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