Already yearning for The Gunk 2? Well, we can safely tell you that it isn’t happening any time soon as the first “The Gunk” title was released just a few months back! The Gunk is an action-adventure title by Image & Form Games and Thunderful Publishing. Everything happens over a campaign, where the player learns about a strange planet and its history. To elaborate on the gameplay type, The Gunk may seem to belong to the cleaning-simulator kind. The game doesn’t feature any kind of competitive gameplay; it’s a single-player after all! According to critics, the game would probably start to get boring if you extend its campaign beyond 4-5 hours. Basically, the game is good for speed-runs and some may even find it very relaxing. Naturally, fans have started anticipating The Gunk 2!
Life on the mysterious planet is endangered as Gardener (antagonist) triggered “gunk”, a deadly substance to appear on the planet. The player, in collaboration with two NPCs, will need to defeat Gardener and stop the gunk from spreading and ruining the planet. According to reports, the solo-player campaign of the game is around five hours long. There are plenty of things you can do, as a player, in The Gunk. You will have to solve puzzles, engage in conversations and battles, gather resources, and more. However, The Gunk will probably intrigue you more if you like cleaning jobs or think of them as satisfying. As mentioned before, the game has a small campaign. So, what’s next? When can fans expect a sequel, or more precisely, The Gunk 2? Read on to find out!
Will there be a sequel to The Gunk?
Probably, yes. Although Image & Form Games have confirmed nothing of that sort, fans have already started speculating a second part of The Gunk. Image & Form Studios have gained considerable popularity previously due to the SteamWorld series of video games. The Gunk is Image & Form’s first 3D title, and we would like to think that the creators wouldn’t give up on imagining a new successful series of 3D action-adventure video games. The Gunk 2 will most probably feature a new co-op campaign, with considerable improvements over what The Gunk had to offer.
When will The Gunk 2 release for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC?
As mentioned before, there’s confirmation regarding such a release. The Gunk was released on the Xbox app and the Microsoft Store. Peeps can download the game for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. The developers are also planning a Steam release for The Gunk during Q2 2022. On the other hand, the ever-popular SteamWorld series is also scheduled to get a new title, SteamWorld Headhunter. Headhunter will be a co-op action-adventure title. The release date for Headhunter is not yet revealed; it is going to be the first 3D title in the SteamWorld series.
The Gunk was released on December 16, 2021, and is the first in the series. Hence, there’s not much data to predict the release dates of future installments. However, we have analyzed the release dates pattern for SteamWorld titles and found that the developers like to keep a two-year gap between releases. Considering this piece of data, players may expect The Gunk 2 to release in 2024-2025 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. However, this is just a prediction and we advise you to take such information with a grain of salt!