Curse of the Lifeless Gods launched on PlayStation Four final month, and all of us right here at Passtech Video games have been glued to our screens watching all of your wonderful footage, suggestions, and reactions. As grateful as we’re for the response, we’re equally excited to point out you new issues. At this time, we’re doing a deep dive into how we crafted the Curse of the Lifeless Cells Replace, a collaboration between us and Lifeless Cells’ builders, Movement Twin and Evil Empire.
Demise in Curse is the present that retains on giving, and on this new replace, we’re excited to ship new methods so that you can attain your distinctive destiny. To that finish, we’ve added new weapons, initially from Lifeless Cells, the Cursed Chest, and the Prisoner’s head pores and skin for McCallister, Curse of the Lifeless Gods’ predominant character.
From a recreation design perspective it was a really attention-grabbing problem as a result of it meant taking components of two related but additionally completely different video games and mashing them collectively. This additionally goes for the creative course, the place Lifeless Cells has a considerably cartoony, comedic vibe, which isn’t current in Curse. In Lifeless Cells for instance, the Cursed Chest speaks to the participant, pleading them to open it. This didn’t work as effectively for Curse, so we modified it to one thing we imagine is true to each worlds – barely much less comedic, however nonetheless considerably alien and quirky. We have been additionally conscious that some gamers don’t like crossovers, since it could possibly pull them out of the world. That’s why we wished to maintain the content material lore-friendly and match the overall vibe of Curse as effectively. Every new merchandise and mechanic launched on this replace suits into our universe.
Deciding which weapons to take from Lifeless Cells was a enjoyable course of. We began with a somewhat lengthy record of badass Lifeless Cells weapons after which filtered it down till we had solely probably the most iconic ones that additionally made probably the most sense for Curse: The Broadsword, the Cursed Sword, and the Explosive Crossbow. The crossbow is a completely new weapon in Curse, which made it much more alluring to us. The Cursed Sword was a should, for apparent causes. In Curse, we known as these weapons the Broadsword of the Knight, the Sword of Conjunctivius, and the Crossbow of the Condemned. Each swords have the identical impact as in Lifeless Cells. The Sword of Conjunctivius (see screenshot under) is an actual satan – get hit as soon as, and also you’re toast. Then again, it’s very highly effective. If that doesn’t match Curse’s penchant for tempting gamers to their very own doom, we don’t know what does!
We took some liberties with the Cursed Chest. In Curse, there was once two methods to get a cursed merchandise (weapon or relic): get one at a beginning altar or purchase one at a sanctuary. Now, the Cursed Chest from Lifeless Cells offers you a 3rd manner. In Lifeless Cells, whenever you open a cursed chest, you’re inflicted with a curse that lasts till you kill a sure variety of enemies. We reinvented this mechanic to suit into Curse: to unlock the chest you need to kill a sure variety of enemies within the room with out getting hit. Fail, and the chest goes poof. Slightly than merely provide you with a cursed merchandise, the Cursed Chest presents you with a selection of three objects, one in all which is at all times cursed.
We hope you all loved this perception into how we introduced a slice of Lifeless Cells into our personal Curse of the Lifeless Gods. It was a pleasure to work with Movement Twin and Evil Empire, and we can’t wait to see how the replace will probably be acquired by you, the gamers!
Curse of the Lifeless Gods is obtainable now for PlayStation 4. Its free replace Curse of the Lifeless Cells will probably be accessible on April 14.