Like the original Hades, the second part will initially launch in early access on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. Supergiant Games published a FAQ on the game explaining why they decided to make the first sequel in their history.
The developers called the original their favorite game and decided to challenge themselves to make a sequel that could replicate the success of the original:.
The story begins after the end of Hades and follows the struggle of the underworld princess Melinoia. The time titan Cronus (actually her grandfather, Aida’s father) has escaped from imprisonment in the underworld. And newcomers don’t need to know the plot of the first part to understand what’s going on. But those who know the original and the mythology will notice many details.
Witchcraft and its patron goddess, Hecate, will play a special role in the sequel. The characters include both newcomers and old acquaintances more than a dozen fully voiced characters.
The sequel will be a completely solo game. Since the beginning of 2021, the studio’s largest team has been working on it – more than 20 people (slightly more than on the original), seven of whom have had a hand in the company’s first project – Bastion. The team wants to release the game on consoles.
Hades II doesn’t have a release date yet. More details will be revealed closer to the launch of early access.