Is Zagreus in Hades 2 – Everything We Know

Hades 2 Melinoe in front of a sealed door

After the surprise release of Hades 2, everyone is wondering if Zagreus is part of the game. Hades’ firstborn son played a leading role in the first game but is replaced by his sister in the new title.

Unlike her brother, Melinoe has a set of magical powers that she learned from her mentor, Hecate. As you’d expect, her playstyle revolves more around spells than weapons, unlike her brother. Playing as a new protagonist is nice, but what about Zagreus?

Is Zagreus in Hades 2?

Yes, Zagreus is in Hades 2, although he is only a story character. Zagreus is taken prisoner, along with his father Hades, and his mother Persephone, by the Titan of Time, Chronos.

During an exchange between Chronos and Hades in the House of Hades, Zagreus can be seen inside a time prison. Other house members can also be seen here, including Nyx, Thanatos, Magaera, and Persephone. Only Hades and Cerberus are excluded from time imprisonment, with the corrupted Cerberus serving as one of the boss fights and Hades being kept in Tartarus. 

Additionally, Zagreus is part of an unfinished painting in Melinoe’s room depicting her family. This painting can be interacted with, as added motivation for our new protagonist in her quest to bring down Chronos and free the Underworld. Moreover, Zagreus is mentioned in various interactions that Melinoe is having with different gods and residents of her father’s kingdom. 

Who Was Zagreus in Hades?

Zagreus was the protagonist of the first Hades game. Being a Prince of the Underworld, he defied his father and fought through the layers of the underworld, trying to reach the surface. Zagreus did all this to find and meet his mother, Persephone, who left the House of Hades after his birth.

Is Zagreus playable in Hades 2?

Currently, there is no confirmation if players will have the chance to play as Zagreus in Hades 2.  The game just released as Early Access so some surprises are to be expected. Being able to play as Prince of the Underworld once again is an interesting thought. But, we doubt that Zagreus will be added as a fully playable character. The game is about Melinoe, after all.


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