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The Root are Alive and Well on Earth in Remnant II

During the reveal of Remnant II, a short trailer dropped a spoiler that the Root, the villain of Remnant from the Ashes, would be a big part of the game and that we’d be revisiting Earth. Which puzzled those who’ve completed all of the DLC for Remnant from the Ashes, myself included. Mainly because in the final DLC for the game, Subject 2923, we thought the Root was eradicated from the planet.

Well, according to the developer of both games, Gunfire Games, that isn’t the case. Seeing how Remnant II is slated for release in 2023, the Gunfire Games has been dropping information on the game, with today’s realization being the biggest. The Root still exists on Earth, which will have profound implications in the follow-up game.

If the Root is alive and well on Earth, can you imagine how the other worlds are fairing? Well, we already know how the fate of one world, Yaesha. In the reveal trailer, we’ve already seen two familiar faces. The Ravager, a boss who you can decide not to fight, and the Yaesha Guardian, ensnared by the Root in a Yaesha temple, who was supposed to be protecting the world. Both have been corrupted, and as we’ve seen in the trailer, they want to kill the player. I didn’t want to kill another doggo in a video game. I still have memories of downing Sif in the original Dark Souls.

If you haven’t followed Remnant II, check out our breakdown video as we explore the reveal trailer and break down everything we’ve seen.

Remnant II currently doesn’t have a release date, but it will be released in 2023 for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. There’s even a Steam page up and running, in case you want to wishlist the game now.