Nearly a yr after launch V Rising stays in early entry, and is planning to have a good time its anniversary in essentially the most electrifying of how: Sod it, thought somebody at Stunlock Studios, let’s add Frakenstein’s monster to our Dracula game. The Secrets and techniques of Gloomrot enlargement is about in “a land twisted by the tortured ambitions of a scientific genius”, hi there Victor, who on this incarnation has a legion of followers and a civilisation constructed round his works and “the pursuit of evolution”.

You realize what which means: Because the teaser reveals, plenty of electrical energy, plenty of bodyparts jammed collectively, and an enormous previous monster on the finish of it. That is evidently not going to be essentially the most subtle tackle Mary Shelley’s creation, however typically that is wonderful and, c’mon,  Frankenstein’s monster will make for a fantastic boss.

That is what grabbed my consideration however the enlargement accommodates much more. The Franken-lands are their very own new biome, wracked with electrical storms with gothic know-how rising above the land it pollutes, “huge adjustments, additions, and reworks to the present biomes”, and the long-promised overhaul to constructing that may lastly allow you to construct a fort with a number of flooring alongside extra customisation choices.

There are a bunch of latest tools sorts supposed to let gamers additional tailor their playstyle, a load of latest weapons, and a brand new faculty of storm spells based mostly round electrical energy. Plus “extra V Blood Bosses, a brand new V Blood monitoring system, and extra enemy selection. Updates to journey, stock, vampire customization, sounds and voice, and extra.”

V Rising has been an unlimited success, with the final official phrase being over three million copies bought since launch. The trail it is adopted has been well-chosen additionally, specializing in what gamers like in regards to the game, the vampire vibes and issues just like the significance of getting your magnificent fort excellent. This enlargement appears to proceed that focus with a little bit of added horror fan service. The Secrets and techniques of Gloomrot will launch on Might 17, one yr after V Rising’s launch on early entry, and is free for all house owners of the game.