The final free update for Dodge Roll and Devolver Digital's bullet hell roguelike Enter the Gungeon launches on April 5th. A Farewell To Arms will add new characters, new items, and a new game mode, as well as several tweaks and fixes to gameplay.
First up, A Farewell To Arms is adding two new playable "Gungeoneers": The Paradox and The Gunslinger. The Gunslinger's abilities and weapons haven't been disclosed yet, although Dodge Roll is promising a "wild" new starting item for the character. The Paradox will start with randomized equipment and a randomized past. In addition to the new characters, Dodge Roll has also added a new secret floor containing a special boss encounter. According to Dodge Roll, this boss will be "the ultimate form of every joke or reference in Enter the Gungeon". Again, exactly what this means isn't clear. You'll have to play A Farewell To Arms to find out.
There's also an entirely new gameplay mode in A Farewell To Arms. Bowler, a new NPC in the game, will allow players to access the Rainbow Mode. At the beginning of each floor, players will be able to loot a Rainbow Chest containing a weapon or item. These chests will contain the only items players will get besides Master Rounds and pick-ups like ammo and health for the whole run, so they'll need to choose wisely and play smart. Rainbow Mode can be combined with Enter the Gungeon's existing gameplay modifiers like Challenge Mode and Turbo Mode.
On the gameplay front, Dodge Roll is making a few quality-of-life adjustments to the game including transparent boss health bars when the player is under them, adjusted NPC rarity, and buffs to certain low-tier items. These changes are reinforcing Dodge Roll's philosophy of making players feel "more powerful, more often". You can also expect minor performance improvements and bugfixes.
A Farewell To Arms launches for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 5th. Like previous updates for Enter the Gungeon, it's entirely free. Check out the game's official website for more info and find out what TechRaptor thought of the original Enter the Gungeon right here.
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