Crypt of the Necrodancer, the acclaimed rhythm-based dungeon-crawler from Brace Your self Video games, has – following its first replace in 5 years final month – launched an enormous new growth, titled Synchrony, into Steam early entry, bringing new characters, on-line multiplayer, and extra. And if that wasn’t sufficient, there’s additionally some form of sequel or spin-off on the way in which.
Getting the latter a part of the announcement out of the way in which first, as particulars are at present quite restricted, the follow-up is known as Rift of the Necrodancer and is described as “new standalone rhythm recreation within the Necrodancer universe.” Precisely what kind it will take is at present unclear, however Brace Your self says to “keep tuned” for extra particulars.
Fortunately, if it is particulars you need, Crypt of the Necrodancer’s newly launched Synchrony DLC delivers in spades, arriving alongside a completely huge set of launch notes. To summarise although, it brings three new characters, new enemies, new objects, on-line multiplayer, a brand new Versus mode, full mod assist, plus a stack of DLC-exclusive options.
On the character entrance, there’s Klarinetta, who can carry out diagonal assaults with the heavy Zweihänder; Chaunter is a lantern-wielding ghost who has the ability to own enemies; as for Suzu, they’ll sprint via a number of enemies without delay by deploying their Lance of Braveness.
Synchrony’s new playable characters are joined by three new enemies – the thief, model, and shock monkey – plus new objects, together with shields that may be geared up into a brand new defend slot, onyx weapons that do elevated injury on consecutive hits, and new spells corresponding to one which’s capable of allure enemies into changing into allies. The growth additionally brings new dungeon traps, new shrines granting a alternative of things upon assembly particular standards, and extra.
Moreover, there’s on-line multiplayer supporting as much as 8 individuals, which can be utilized to discover the sport co-operatively (there’s further assist for hybrid on-line and native co-op play) or in a brand new PvP-focused Versus mode that sees gamers traversing a single ground in a bid to remove their opponents. Rule variants embrace Deathmatch and Final One Dancing, each of which may be performed solo or in groups.
That is barely scratching the floor although, and its properly price having a learn of Brace Your self’s extraordinarily in depth patch notes, which additionally cowl modifications and tweaks made to the bottom recreation.
Crypt of the Necrodancer: Synchrony – like the sport’s Amplified DLC earlier than it – is initially launching as an early entry launch on Steam. Brace Your self says it will be including various different options over the course of growth, which it anticipates ought to final till no less than the tip of this yr, probably going into Q1 or Q2 of 2023.
If that appeals, Crypt of the Necrodancer’s Synchrony DLC is out now with a ten% low cost till eleventh August, placing the value at £4.67 in the meanwhile.