Fans of the punishing metroidvania Blasphemous can look forward to The Stir of Dawn, a free update releasing today.
According to publisher Team17, the update will include new story content in the form of new bosses, and maps.
However, it’s not all new content as the update will also go back and improve previous aspects of the game.
The Stir of Dawn will add more fast travel points to the base game’s map. The update will also improve the game’s NPC voice acting, including adding full Spanish dialogue.
New Game+ And The Three Penitences
Developer The Game Kitchen is also adding a New Game+ mode for players looking for a challenge.
Particularly brazen players can also try out the game’s “Three Penitences”, a series of modifiers to how the game works.
These modifiers are available in New Game+ and will reward players with a skin as well as a Rosary Bead depending on the Penitence chosen.
On top of that, developer The Game Kitchen is adding new combat mechanics, expanding on the game’s execution system.
We were really pleased to see how popular executions have been for everyone. We also saw how many of you wanted to see more instances of them, so we’ve added a new mechanic that will allow you to instigate an execution through skilled use of your abilities.
On top of the existing system, Charged and Lunged attacks can now stun enemies in certain situations, such as a counter attack or striking a foe during the wind up of their attack.
Please note, this stun mechanic only works on enemies that can be executed!
-The Game Kitchen, Blasphemous Steam page blog post
In addition, new players can get the game at 50% off via Steam. However, the new content won’t be available until you beat the main story.
Blasphemous is a 2D-sidescrolling-metroidvania developed by The Game Kitchen and published by Team17.
The Stir of Dawn will be available for free as an update for Blasphemous on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.