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Mega Crit has announced Slay the Spire 2, the sequel to the wildly popular indie game that inspired a whole generation of digital deck builders.

Unveiled during the Triple-I Showcase on Wednesday, Slay the Spire 2 was revealed in a short trailer that confirmed the return of the Ironclad and Silent classes and introduced a brand new character – The Necrobinder. The official description of the new character reads: “A wandering lich who seeks to bind a forgotten corpse. Osty summons his trusty left hand in battle.”

In addition to the trailer, Mega Crit includes several gameplay screenshots that are stylistically very similar to the previous game. Check them out below.

First released in 2019, Slay the Spire has gained a huge following with its innovative combination of roguelite mechanics, turn-based combat, and deckbuilding. In our initial review, we wrote that “[Slay the Spire] encourages experimentation, gives you time to make mistakes, and will challenge you immensely as you navigate your way through floor after floor in fun, puzzle-like battles. It’s such a good idea that it inspired many similar games before it even left early access, but it’s so well executed that none of them even come close to matching it.”

Notably, Mega Crit was one of the developers who strongly condemned Unity’s short-term install fee policy, threatening to move to the new engine unless Unity’s changes were “completely reversed.” A Mega Crit representative confirmed that Slay the Spire 2 has since moved away from Unity entirely and will instead use Godot, a free and open-source cross-platform engine.

Slay the Spire 2 will get early access in 2025. You can find all the biggest game release dates for 2024 here.

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