Adventure, Versus, and eight characters — together with Ana from Spelunky 2 and the Minit hero — will probably be playable in Early Access

The long-time-coming Samurai Gunn 2 resurfaced in the present day with a blistering new trailer and a revised summer time launch window for Steam Early Access. What about Nintendo Switch? It’s nonetheless taking place — but that version will not come out until the 1.0 launch on PC, which ought to take “about a year or so.”

The sequel had plummeted off my radar, but after catching this gameplay footage, I instantly remembered what it was prefer to face off in frantic one-hit-kill fight with associates. Simplicity and split-second selections are nonetheless the identify of this 2D motion recreation. That stated, there’s extra to chew on.

For fight, past the super-lethal sword and gun at your disposal, Samurai Gunn 2 now allows you to “swallow” one in every of your three bullets to sprint. Trickier but, the sprint lets you fly by way of slash assaults, but not different gamers’ photographs. A small change can have a giant ripple impact in high-stakes duels.

A four-player duel in front of a fallen statue's head.

In phrases of modes and content material, at Early Access launch, the recreation can have the first of 4 Adventure worlds (with solo and four-player co-op assist!), 9 native/on-line Versus ranges (two all-new originals, six up to date zones from Samurai Gunn, and a Minit area), and eight characters (two of that are visitors). There’s additionally a graphic novel from artist Valentin Seiche (the first of six chapters).

Wait, visitors? Yeah. Indie crossovers can be utilized to nice impact, and Samurai Gunn 2 is on the proper observe to this point with Ana from Spelunky 2 and the cursed hero of Minit. Everyone has distinctive skills, too.

For these of us planning to attend for the Switch edition or the 1.0 PC launch, Beau Blyth and the staff are utilizing Early Access to “make a better game by seeing what people enjoy the most and doubling down on that.” (And including extra characters.) As it stands, they are saying Samurai Gunn 2 is “extremely fun to play right now, and has all of the main modes and features we want in the finished game.”

As a lot as multiplayer is the screaming coronary heart of Samurai Gunn for lots of people, I’m all about Adventure mode. Whichever you favor, on-line assist ought to be an enormous boon for the sequel.