The latest Vampire Survivors update (0.2.10) is a doozy. It adds 3 new achievements, 2 new characters, a new special challenge stage, a rework of the Mad Forest layout, a new streamer-friendly soundtrack, and new animations. The two new characters are called Dommario and Suor Clerici, and the new stage has no new enemies or layout. It comes with a minor new feature that will be expanded upon with every new future stage in what appears to be every other Vampire Survivors update at this point.
The Mad Forest layout rework was done in preparation for a future feature, and the new soundtrack is a streamer-friendly rendition of the Inlaid Library Stage. If you want the old version you can disable "Streamer Safe Music" from the options menu, which will only affect the Library Stage for now. There are also new animations for the mudmen, mummies, ghost witches, and library bosses.
For those that have been living under a rock, Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror time survival game with rogue-lite elements where players become the bullet hell. It's also utterly fantastic and a no-brainer at $2.99. I've bought the game and already played it for around 4 hours, and I recommend it for anyone who has even the slightest interest in retro titles. Also, even if you don't want to pony up the 3 dollars you can refund it through Steam. There's also a handy guide if you're just starting out, so be sure to check that out.
What's on the Vampire Survivors roadmap?
While the latest Vampire Survivors update is cool beans and all, there's a bunch of stuff that fans can look forward to in the content pipeline. New evolutions and base characters will be eventually added. In February we're getting a third stage that will unlock a new game mechanic which will give players the ability to recruit new, special characters.
Other things to look forward to include localizations for Korean, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, and Spanish during this week. In February other languages, including Italian, will also be added.
QOL improvements like key rebinding, chicken/money bag lock, smooth-out input after leveling up, and more will be added over the next few patches. Mac and Linux builds will also drop sometime in the not-too-distant future. This lines up nicely with Steam Deck support (which will be available) and a mobile version that's coming eventually. Why eventually? Because right now the game is moving to another engine.
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