A roguelike game where players take control of Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he attempts to escape the underworld and reach Mouth Olympus. Along the way, Zagreus will get assistance from Greek Gods that will provide upgrades and powerups.
Hades is the fourth release from Supergiant Games and their first foray into early access. The game was originally released in late 2018 but reached 1.0 launch on September 17th, 2020.
Unlike the previous titles from Supergiant, Hades was released initially in an early access state. The reasoning was to help refine the development process so players of the game could provide feedback and guidance. Since the studio was still relatively small, around 20 employees, they also decided to release Hades on only one platform at a time.
Though the Epic Games Store had only launched a day prior, Supergiant chose the new platform due to Epic’s commitment to streamers and Youtube content creators. This would help create a community around Hades and provide the feedback the company desired. Supergiant committed itself to routine updates, at least once a month or so, and constant communication with players.
Since it’s launch on the Epic Games Store, Hades was eventually launched on Steam, and after it went 1.0 was also released on the Nintendo Switch.
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