Spelunky, the original roguelike platformer, is finally heading back to the computers this summer. Well, technically it's never left as the freeware version has always been available since it debuted in 2008, but this is Spelunky HD, the version that appeared on Xbox Live Arcade last year. Now it's heading to the PC (and PS3 and PS Vita), complete with all those delicious HD visuals, new zones, monsters, items, secrets, traps, and more for you to lose yourself in for hours at a time.
Like any good roguelike, Spelunky features randomly generated levels for you to explore. As you keep going deeper and deeper, fighting off monsters and discovering new items or secrets, expect to die. A lot. A whole lot, actually. Then you try again and again because you just can't get enough of the thrill that maybe this time will be different; this time you'll find some new secret passage or item that could turn the tide. Only to then die one more time because that's how roguelikes operate. You'll keep coming back to Spelunky regardless, because the game is just that good.
PC gamers can pick up Spelunky through Steam and GOG when it arrives this summer, and then the Humble Store a little bit later. Spelunky Classic, the freeware version, is going to remain that way so you can try it out ahead of time to see just what the game is like. Just, you know, be prepared to die a lot and then get the game's mine theme stuck in your head.