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Humble Happy Hour 7/19 - New Void Bastards DLC Launches in August for $5

Gaming article by Austin Suther on July 19, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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During the Humble Happy Hour, which streamed on Twitch today, we got a small taste of the first DLC for Void Bastards.

The first DLC is named "The Tydy DLC," and launches at some point in August for $5. This DLC features a new organization, weapons like the Whakuum (a dangerous vacuum cleaner that siphons health at the expense of oxygen), and more. Also, a free DLC launches around the same time with new challenges for after you beat Void Bastards.

 

During the stream, we got a look at a few of these challenges. One of them is called Fast-Tracking, which gives your character permanent oily feet and the effect of bouncing around walls, which makes a lot of noise. Player characters' oxygen supplies are naturally lower in this mode; meanwhile, the Sargasso Nebula is smaller and you can build items for cheaper at workbenches. For beating different challenges, you can spend points to unlock more for increased replayability.

Developed by Blue Manchu, Void Bastards is a first-person, immersive sim with roguelite elements. Players become randomly-generated prisoners with quirky traits akin to Rogue Legacy. Your task is to escape the Sargasso Nebula, plagued by dangerous and strange alien-like enemies. The ships in Void Bastards are randomly-generated and owned by organizations, and feature different components and materials used to craft new weapons and gadgets.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for more information from the Humble Happy Hour. If you're interested in Void Bastards, check out our review.

 

Quick Take

The stream didn't give me an ideal look at the DLC, but for the price of $5 and how enjoyable the main game is, I'm excited. The Whackuum looks very cool, and I'd like to see more of the Tyny ships. There's even a head that "barfs mines," which perfectly fits the game's gooft theme. Furthermore, the free challenge DLC seems to add a great deal of replayability. I found Void Bastards to be a bit easy, so I hope the challenges mix things up.

Are you excited for The Tydy DLC? Let us know in the comments below!

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I love to write, and I love to game. So, I've combined those two hobbies into one! Some of my favorite games include Fire Emblem, Halo, The Elder Scrolls, and World of Warcraft. Sometimes I like to read the occasional fantasy novel, too!