Supergiant Games has announced that it plans to release Hades 2 in Early Access in the second half of 2024 for Steam and Epic Games Store. Additionally, the game will receive a technical test sometime in Q2 2024. The developer claims it “will have at least as much content from day one in Early Access as the original game did back when it launched in Early Access on Steam.” The developer also claims the game will receive “several Major Updates adding the rest of the game’s core content and refining what’s there based on player feedback.” The story will also expand with each update, and will “introduce more characters, and deepen relationships with existing ones.”
Additional details via the publisher:
Early Access Starts Next Year
We now can confirm we’re planning for Hades II to launch in Early Access in Q2 2024 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. We’ll have more details on the exact date, pricing, and system requirements closer to that time.
Thank you for your patience as we gear up for this launch! You may be wondering, why can’t we launch in Early Access, like, right now?! The game looked pretty far along in the first trailer! The reason is, Hades II will have at least as much content from day one in Early Access as the original game did back when it launched in Early Access on Steam. And, even though Early Access inherently means a game is not yet complete, we still want to do everything we can to make sure Hades II is worth your while as soon as you can play it in any capacity.
You can add Hades II to your wishlist on Steam or the Epic Games Store and join our email mailing list to find out as soon as our Early Access is available.
Prior to That: The Hades II Technical Test
Also in Q2 2024, shortly before we launch in Early Access, we’re going to run a technical test with a limited sample of players. The purpose of this test will be to find and solve any technical or compatibility issues we might have missed, to ensure anyone who tries Hades II in Early Access can have a smooth play experience. To that end, this technical test will contain much less content than what’s in store for the Early Access launch, and likely be limited only to a relatively small subset of players who express interest in participating. We’ll announce more details about the Hades II Technical Test closer to when it’s ready.