In a surprise announcement the creators of the FPS roguelite Ziggurat, Milkstone Studios, tweeted out yesterday that Ziggurat 2 will be releasing into Steam early access on October 22, 2020.
Over on Steam, the developer will also be doing a number of articles highlighting the new systems in the game. Today focused on Experience and Perks.
Experience is set to function much like the first game. Enemies drop experience upon death in the form of crystals. These crystals will disappear if you do not get to them quickly enough which helps push the player to stay in the action. Pick up enough of these and you will level up which will allow you to choose a perk and gain more health and mana.
Many of the classic perks will be coming back with a redesign to fit into the newer systems as well as new perks to change everything up. Upon release, there will be 90 perks ready for you to choose from, with many more to come. A big change is that perks will only be chosen upon room completion so as to not break up the pacing as you’re fighting enemies.
I absolutely loved the first Ziggurat and this announcement has made an already exciting October even more so. Check out the preview article from the Dev for more information.