I was already pretty excited for Remnant 2, but the new Summer Game Fest trailer (below) has sealed my intent to form another co-op posse. And developer Gunfire Games announced today that Remnant 2 will be out at the end of July, so it won't be long.
Just look at the giant smooth purple dude at the end! Now that's a boss. The previous game, Remnant: From the Ashes, also sends players to some odd dimensions, but a certain amount of the strangeness is reliant on unexpected colors in foliage or water. It works and Remnant 2 takes us back to locations like that, but I am glad to see we're going even further afield. Like, space, I guess?
Wherever it is, there are robots. I often find robots to be a boring enemy type, but these ones look pretty characterful—one of them looks like the demon spawn of GLaDOS, more or less.
There's lots of other stuff to call out here: The Matrix Sentinel-looking boss, the chubby mosquito thing, the purple dude I love so much. I kind of don't want to watch any more trailers so I can be surprised, but if you want to know more, the story trailer released yesterday is just an intro to the world. It's also worth checking out the archetype trailers for a better sense of what kind of game it is, and there's a nine-minute-long gameplay video, too.
The first Remnant had its quirks and flaws, but it was quietly great, and I hope Remnant 2 lives up to my expectations. I did get a chance to briefly try it back at GDC, and I liked what I played. If it's like Remnant: From the Ashes, it'll really be best played in co-op with a pair of friends.