Up till now, reverse bullet-hell shooter Vampire Survivors, one of the year’s must-play indie hits, didn’t have a closing boss. That’s not the case within the wake of a latest replace, which provides a brand new model of the sport’s closing stage.
Still in early entry, and technically first launched within the twilight of final 12 months, Vampire Survivors is a Castlevania-inspired survival sport. Though it could appear to be a top-down bullet hell shoot-’em-up, the core idea isn’t actually about dodging projectiles: You’re the one taking pictures them, obliterating 1000’s of enemies. And due to a handful of roguelike components, Vampire Survivors can simply put you into that “simply 5 extra minutes” mindset. Here’s Kotaku’s Ian Walker:
Vampire Survivors’ true energy, nonetheless, is in its near-constant dopamine rush. It seems like a cellular sport with out all of the cellular sport bullshit, or perhaps a kind of senseless Flash distractions you used to secretly pull up in your faculty’s examine corridor computer systems. Not solely is clearing the display screen of baddies satisfying, however occasionally uncommon, stronger enemies reward you with a treasure chest that showers you in further gadgets and cash for unlocks with a flashy sequence that rivals even the perfect loot containers.
The newest replace, 0.8.0 (patch notes here), showers you with even extra stuff, inching Vampire Survivors nearer to a full launch through a slew of recent talents, achievements, and weapons. But the most important change is the addition of a reworked closing stage, “Cappella Magna.” If you survive to the 30-minute mark, as Polygon notes, all the stage’s enemies will coalesce, Voltron-style, into a large reaper. That’s the ultimate boss. Once you defeat it the primary time, “Cappella Magna” will revert to the better—however nonetheless actually freakin’ tough—model. For your efforts, you’ll unlock the Great Gospel relic, which lets you improve weapons past their max stage.
If you haven’t performed but, Vampire Survivors is price a spin. It’s part of the PC library for Game Pass, Microsoft’s games-on-demand subscription service. Or, and that is key, it prices $3.