Akupara Games have teamed up with developer Videocult to release Rain World and its DLC Rain World: Downpour, along with some new merch. You can check out a teaser trailer for Rain World: Downpour above and read below for more info:
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 28, 2022 – Akupara Games, alongside developer Videocult, announced their publishing partnership today for Rain World and its DLC titled Rain World: Downpour. During Rain World’s 5th-anniversary developer stream, Videocult confirmed that Akupara Games will take over the existing Rain World products as a publisher today, announced new merchandise with Sanshee, and shared some backstory behind Downpour.
“It’s been five long years since the release of Rain World, and our fans have been beyond patient. We hope to give them something really special here, which will vastly expand the universe in new and exciting ways, tell incredible new stories, and give players more control of their experience. It’s time to kick-off a new era of Rain World, from drips and drops to a Downpour.” – James Therrien, Co-Founder of Videocult
An expansion titled “More Slugcats”, which has been in development for multiple years, has been confirmed to be officially included as part of this DLC release. You can find the revealed teaser below.
In Rain World, you are a small, courageous animal called a slugcat. Alone, separated from your family, you must brave the harsh, unforgiving wilderness where predators rule. Survive using your wits and proficiency in throwing tools to keep the beasts at bay while seeking refuge from the catastrophic downpours that tear through the land.
The Downpour DLC will include thousands of new maps across ten new regions, five new playable characters with unique storylines and endings and two new game modes.
Breaking New Ground to Explore – With ten expansive regions across thousands of new maps, environments, and weather to survive and discover
Five Additional Characters – Each with unique abilities, skill sets, gameplay style, and stories
Challenge Mode – Put your survivability to the test in multiple pre-constructed arena scenarios, adapting to each room as the difficulty increasesTrending:
Safari Mode – Observe an ecosystem unfold! Revisit areas once explored safely through the eyes of an observer – control and play as other creatures in the game to influence the scene
Rain World: Downpour Steam page is now live, where you can find the most up-to-date information on development and its growing list of features.
Wishlist Rain World: Downpour here:
The new merchandise from Sanshee – a new t-shirt and limited edition hoodie – is available to pre-order today here.
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