Good news for fans of arcade-action games and especially of Dodge Roll’s excellent shoot ’em up title Enter the Gungeon. The spin-off title Exit the Gungeon which was exclusive to Apple’s new gaming subscription Apple Arcade is now confirmed to make its way onto the more traditional platforms soon.
Enter the Gungeon has surpassed three million copies sold and we're so thankful for the community's support!
— Enter the Gungeon (@DodgeRollGames) January 7, 2020
Enter the Gungeon came out originally in 2016 and won over gamers with its awesome blend of bullet hell shooters and roguelike elements. Just like the name implies, the name of the game was shooting with all kinds of guns. As a procedurally-generated roguelike, every run was a unique experience. Like other titles in the genre, it came down to perfecting the core mechanics which were dodging and choosing the right weapon for the job. The game ended up releasing on every console, in the end, became one of the best indie titles of the generation.
Exit the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon climber immediately following the adventures of the misfit ‘Gungeoneers’ and their journey for personal absolution in Enter the Gungeon. Armed with an ever-changing weapon, an insatiable need to loot, and the trusty dodge roll, each of our heroes must ascend and escape via their own unique route of increasingly perilous elevators. Shifting rooms, enemies, bosses, bizarre weapons and items all combine to ensure that no two attempts to Exit the Gungeon are the same.
As such, the news that the next game in the series with Exit the Gungeon was going to be an exclusive for Apple’s newly minted Apple Arcade service soured many fans of the original. Not only would many not be able to experience it due to not owning an iOS device, but it being designed around touch input just didn’t feel right. Thankfully, the game ended up pretty great in its own right by going into the single-screen action-platformer route.
With an elusive release window of “early this year” PC and console gamers won’t have to wait too long until they can try out the interesting spin-off on their preferred platform.