The gleefully foolish Rogue Legacy 2 not too long ago celebrated its first anniversary, and developer Cellar Door Video games has marked the event with one final main content material update. Fittingly titled “The Swan Music”, it provides a treasure-chest of options together with new game modes, class modifications, and an array of tweaks and changes. Most significantly of all, although, it allows you to kill enemies with a surfboard.

This radical addition is a brand new Fabled Weapon for the game’s Pirate class. Pirates can use the surfboard’s momentum to batter enemies and simply bypass sure hazards like spike traps and (clearly) water. Surfboards aren’t the one new Fabled Weapon added to the game, both. The Valkyrie can wield a Mjolnir-like Historical Hammer, smashing and zapping enemies with lightning-infused strikes. The Dragonlancer, in the meantime, will get a hand-puppet that is possessed by the spirit of a dragon, enabling them to soar by the air and incinerate foes with fiery assaults.

Alongside these new Fabled weapons are three new game modes. First up is True Rogue. That is supposed as a extra genuine roguelike expertise, supplying you with a random hero with only one life to finish a shorter run of 4 biomes. The opposite two game modes, Thanatophobia and Thano-Two-Phobia, are impressed by an achievement within the first game unlocked by finishing it in below 15 lives. Each modes solely provide you with 15 lives to finish Rogue Legacy 2, with the added restriction you can solely play as every hero class as soon as. Thano-Two-Phobia additional will increase the problem by including enemy and boss Burdens, simply in case Thanotophobia is not exhausting sufficient for you.

Different additions embody a redesigned Blasting Wand that is simpler to become familiar with, tweaks and buffs to varied weapons and objects just like the frying pan and the defend, and a change to the ultimate boss space that provides three relic rooms earlier than the game’s climactic encounter. The developer additionally stresses that, whereas Rogue Legacy 2 will not obtain additional main content material updates, it’ll proceed to obtain patches and stability changes as required.

You possibly can watch the trailer for the Swan Music update above. Rogue Legacy 2 was already fairly nice in accordance with our assessment, with Anne-Marie Coyle describing it as “a sequel that not solely lives as much as its predecessor, however simply surpasses it.” It is also presently 30% off on Steam, with the low cost lasting till Could 5.