Unravel 2 revealed at EA Play, available today

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Update 2: It's on Origin now (opens in new tab). Note that it doesn't have multiplayer co-op—only local, according to the description.

Update: Unravel 2 has been officially revealed at EA Play. Not only that, it'll be available today (we couldn't find it on Origin yet at the time of writing). The game is a co-op experience that is playable either with a friend or by yourself. All of the puzzles have been designed for two Yarnys to solve, so players can alternate between their two characters when playing by themselves.

Original Story: In 2016, Electronic Arts announced that adorable puzzle-platformer Unravel (opens in new tab) was getting a sequel (opens in new tab), but kept all the details close to its chest. Now, Unravel 2 has an ESRB rating that hints at co-op, which wasn't in the original.

The ESRB rating (opens in new tab) says that players will "control a pair of fantastical creatures called Yarnys". It's possible that the game will still be singleplayer and that you'll control two characters at once (like in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (opens in new tab)). But given the unstoppable rise of multiplayer, a co-op story seems more likely to me.

The rest of the ESRB rating is as you'd expect: you'll be "swinging from yarn lassos", trying to avoid getting "eaten by a fish, grabbed by birds, crushed by boulders, or run over by cars". 

The timing of the ESRB rating suggests we might find out more at EA Play later today, so stay tuned. EA is publishing the game, and Coldwood Interactive is the developer.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.