Lovecraft’s Untold Stories, a 2019 action roguelite themed on H.P. Lovecraft’s books, is getting a sequel, and it’ll be available on Steam Early Access in October. Untold Stories 2 improves on its predecessor’s basis by introducing multiplayer and revamping the art direction.
You’ll have access to several characters to battle over worlds based on Lovecraft’s stories, just like in the original game. This time, you can play as one of six characters, three of which will be playable during the Early Access period, or with up to three friends in the new online co-op. The Detective, Witch, and Professor return, while the Medium, Veteran, and Alienist join the game. Each character has unique advantages and abilities, allowing for a wide range of approaches to the cosmic horrors that await.
By gathering blueprints and materials, you’ll be able to make increasingly better gear and weaponry, enhancing your chances of survival. You’ll also be able to upgrade your character by levelling up. After all, this is an RPG. The most visible difference in Untold Stories 2 is the transition from pixel imagery to a more hand-drawn look. The plot appears to revolve around the mind-altering “Dream Landscape” painting produced by artist Ardois-Bonnot, a fictional painter who appears in Cthulhu Mythos.
To get on the ground floor of Untold Stories 2’s development, you can pick up the game when it launches in Steam Early Access on October 28.
If you’re a Lovecraft fan looking for more games that are heavily steeped in his works, 2019’s The Sinking City made the jump to PS5 earlier this year.