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access_time June 23, 2020 at 4:30 PM in News by Kieran Toovey

Hades Surprise Drops Latest Update

Hades players received some good news today: “The Blood Price Update” was announced and simultaneously released. After months of “keep an eye out for the next update in June”, their patience is finally rewarded. This is developer Supergiant’s final update before their version 1.0 launch later this year.

Here is a highlighted list and additional information from the press release:

  • The Stygian Boatman, Charon, is finally unmasked, and has new inventory in stock in his shops & Wells (plus a surprise or two)!
  • Discover three new Legendary Weapon Aspects, including the Shield’s Aspect of Beowulf and the Bow’s Aspect of Rama!
  • Get new Boons from each Olympian, including Duo Boons for every pairing, plus new Daedalus Hammer upgrades for each weapon!
  • Take on new foes, mini-bosses, even a hidden boss! Beware the Wretched Sneak, Doomstone, Dracon, and other dangers.
  • We’ve also added more story than any other update, with more than 3,500 new voice lines, and new events for almost every character!

“This update also features a huge amount of new-and-improved art and audio, not to mention a totally revamped code base that should make the game run even faster and smoother for many players. You’ll be able to get closer than ever to the game’s big cast of characters are you gear up for the true ending, coming in our v1.0 Launch.”

For those who haven’t played Hades, it’s a roguelike dungeon crawler that has astounded many since its inception. After initially being exclusive to the Epic Games Store, it made its way to Steam shortly thereafter. It’s been in Early Access status since. The game has a fast pace, beautiful visuals, tight controls, and is a blast to play.

Are you an Early Access player who will be diving back into the depths of Hell for this? Are you going to wait until it fully launches before taking the plunge? Or is Hades not really your cup of tea? Let us know in the comment section below.

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