It could be all heavy steel and shotguns and area demons however no no, this is not Doom. Jupiter Hell is the distinctly not-Doom turn-based roguelike that is been in early entry for a yr and a half. It is almost reached the tip of a run, however there’s at all times a brand new run after, is not there? Jupiter Hell is leaving early entry for full launch in August, however the builders say they have plans for post-launch updates too. Oh, and a brand new replace is out at this time.
In RPS’s Jupiter Hell early entry evaluation, it appears like a superb little bit of demon slaying ripping and tearing.
“Environmental options like exploding barrels not solely honour the hallowed FPS that impressed Jupiter Hell, but additionally amplify this sense of dynamic motion,” Steve Hogarty says. “You’ll be able to kite enemies to lure them in direction of barrels earlier than manually concentrating on them to make the whole lot pop directly, which is simply as gratifying as it’s in every other style.”
Its unique early entry launch suffered a bit for lack of breadth, in keeping with our evaluation. Fortuitously, that is precisely what ChaosForge have spent the final yr and a half including. Jupiter Hell has gotten fairly common updates with new traits, weapons, stage sorts, and extra.
They don’t seem to be carried out with these simply but, both. A brand new replace known as Expanse launched at this time with—think about that—extra ranges and traits. Expanse provides 4 new stage branches and three new ranges for every trait. “Every new department has a brand new particular stage, Noxious Mines use the outdated Noxious Hole, whereas Infernal Lock has been added to Io foremost route. Particularly of be aware are Europa Ruins and Shadow Halls which characteristic a model new tileset, and particularly fascinating particular ranges,” the develoeprs say.
You’ll be able to spot the complete changelog in ChaosForge’s publish.
Jupiter Hell will launch on August fifth, after which the builders say they’ve further updates deliberate. You’ll find it over on Steam the place they’ve put it on 20% low cost till March 1st.