The splendidly OTT bullet hell extravaganza that’s Vampire Survivors has acquired one other free replace and, as has been the case since its early entry launch, solo developer Poncle continues to over-deliver. I spoke to him again in March concerning the recreation’s sudden (however well-merited) success, and one of the vital refreshing issues was his perspective in direction of recreation stability:
“I do not look after recreation stability that a lot. It is a singleplayer recreation,” says Luca ‘Poncle’ Galante (opens in new tab). “I am very happy for individuals simply to go for what they’ve enjoyable with.”
This new patch actually leans into that. Since launch Vampire Survivors has had one or two bonus codes, a pleasant homage from a dev who clearly loves Konami, however this new replace provides an absolute tonne of cheat codes to the sport. You enter them in the primary menu and so they’re issues like ‘icanhearthecriesofcaptainplanet’. There’s one thing fairly nostalgic about all this: it is significantly good that a few of the cheat codes echo widespread moans or complaints concerning the recreation.
For sure the complete checklist may be discovered simply sufficient, and can permit any participant to basically make themselves a screen-nuking god from the off, or skip to the massive moments and managers, or for no matter purpose kind ‘spinnn’ to see the primary menu spin a bit. It is beautiful to see Poncle’s philosophy of ‘it is a singleplayer recreation, sod it’ discover such sudden and amusing expression, and one that can merely end in extra enjoyable for gamers.
In a really on-trend method, the full patch notes (opens in new tab) include some Vampire Survivors cats, and this is the rundown:
New Content material
- 2 new characters
- 1 new relic
- 2 new achievements
- 1 new Arcana
- Unimaginable SECRETS
- Added a brand new music observe in The Bone Zone
- Arcana “I – Gemini” additionally impacts Gatti Amari and its evolution and Nduja Fritta.
Sadly this additionally fixes the by no means ending Nduja glitch within the Dairy Plant 🙁
- Arcana “V – Chaos within the Darkish Night time” has modified to: “General projectile Velocity constantly modifications between -50% and +50% over 10 seconds. The character begins gaining +1% projectile Velocity each degree.”
- Arcana “XVII – Misplaced & Discovered Portray” has modified to: “General Length constantly modifications between -50% and +50% over 10 seconds. The character begins gaining +1% Length each degree.”
- Arcana “XVIII – Boogaloo of Illusions” has modified to: “General Space constantly modifications between -25% and +25% over 10 seconds. The character begins gaining +1% Space each degree.”
- On-screen keyboard for touch-screen and gamepad customers.
- Extra spells.
Vampire Survivors has been one of many 12 months’s nicest surprises, and is a recreation that also sucks me in for an hour or two occasionally. It’s just a huge amount of fun (opens in new tab), throwaway because it may be, and one of many points of interest is the carefree perspective the sport has in direction of letting you get as overpowered as attainable: one thing that Poncle continues to double-down on through the spectacular post-launch updates. This game costs three dollars (opens in new tab), and continues to be price each cent and extra.