Curse of the Dead Gods launched on Xbox One in February, and since this launch, all of us at Passtech Video games have had a improbable time watching all of you adventuring by means of our darkish temple, getting as much as all kinds of shenanigans. We’ve additionally been working laborious on our newest replace, the “Curse of the Useless Cells Replace”, which we’re about to inform you all about!
The thought of a collaboration with Movement Twin was really first sparked earlier than the total launch, through the community-supported improvement of the sport, again in October 2020 – what appears aeons in the past now. As a consequence of deadlines, we selected to prioritize the bottom Curse content material for the launch, which ended up being a blessing in disguise because it allow us to increase on the content material of in the present day’s replace.
There are three new weapons within the replace: the Broadsword of the Knight, the Sword of Conjunctivius, and the Crossbow of the Condemned, with the latter being a model new weapon sort with a singular cross-combo sample. With the Broadsword, the second assault and the combo finisher will all the time rating a vital hit. The Sword of Conjunctivius is highly effective as hell however take harm as soon as from enemies and also you’re temple mud. The crossbow is a slow-firing ranged weapon that does harm in an space across the impression.
Furthermore, we’ve got added the long-lasting Cursed Chest from Useless Cells, with a number of alterations. Whenever you encounter it throughout your runs, you’ll have to defeat a sure variety of enemies with out taking harm to unlock its tempting contents: a selection of three gadgets (weapons or relics), one among which can all the time be cursed.
Lastly, we added a brand new curse (Curse of the Useless Gods’ emblematic gameplay altering occasions) which, alongside a gameplay alteration, offers Curse’s most important character, McCallister, Useless Cells’ Prisoner’s iconic flaming head. As for a way this new Curse works in-game, we’ll allow you to uncover it!
Translating Useless Cells 2D pixel artwork into Curse of the Useless Gods 3D fashions was much less of a problem than it may appear, since we had a variety of references from Movement Twin and Evil Empire. The largest problem right here was the Prisoner’s head, because it was created for a 2D side-scrolling platformer, and Curse has a top-down digicam view. We’re pleased with the outcomes although, and so are the studios behind Useless Cells!
It must be famous that almost all of us right here within the workplace are big followers of Useless Cells, so it was tremendous thrilling for us. It was additionally a superb match from a sensible standpoint, as a result of each video games have a superb number of cool weapons, and each studios have a love for good fight techniques. Apart from paying homage to a sport that marked the last decade for us, our aim with the collaboration was to carry some recent and shocking content material into Curse, combining content material from Useless Cells with the temper of Curse to create model new options and weapons. We hope you all take pleasure in it!
Curse of the Useless Gods
Focus Residence Interactive
You search untold riches, everlasting life, divine powers – it results in this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, lethal traps, and monsters.
Your greed will lead you to dying, however that isn’t an escape. Rise to battle once more. Delve deeper once more. Defy the malignant deities that linger on this place. Battle by means of hordes of enemies in darkish, cavernous passages stuffed with traps and secrets and techniques of all kinds – fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse.
Acquire mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make your self unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with each step – encourage or ignore it, however every highly effective curse generally is a double-edged sword.
– A skill-based roguelike exploring a merciless, darkish temple made from countless rooms and corridors
– Swords, spears, bows, weapons – wield these and lots of extra
– Distinctive curses affect every try, placing a twist on each motion
– Dozens of enemies, with highly effective champions and lethal bosses to face off towards