While the Spelunky 2 announcement trailer is devoid of any gameplay, it tells a touching story through a series of polaroids. We see the previous spelunking protagonist has grown old, rich and had a baby girl with what appears to be the Yellow Miner Girl from the previous game. Spelunker seems to hand over the mantle (her mother’s mining hat) before seemingly passing away himself.
I’m wondering if choosing to announce the sequel with their own attempt at the UP intro means the sequel will have some sort of actual narrative. It could certainly be an interesting way to expand the series, but fitting that with the procedural design would be no small task.
It’s all speculation either way, so check out the trailer for yourself and try to hold in your excitementat the prospect of more Spelunky.