Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Dontnod Entertainment announced that their narrative-driven action-RPG Vampyr will receive a new update next week, on September 26th. This update includes two new game difficulty modes which add further replayability for existing players, and more options for those who haven’t yet sunk their teeth into this dark adventure through 1918 London.
'Story Mode' de-emphasizes combat, placing a greater focus on narrative so players can enjoy Dr. Jonathan Reid’s journey with less challenging gameplay. On the other end of the scale, 'Hard Mode' makes combat much more difficult. Players will receive less experience from killing enemies too, forcing them to rely even more on embracing citizens to grow in power. Upon starting a new game, players will be given the option to choose from these two new modes or a third 'Normal Mode' if they wish to play the original Vampyr experience. In addition to the new difficulty modes, the upcoming update introduces a host of optimization tweaks and fixes.
If you have yet to play Vampyr, the game is currently 33% off on Steam as part of Focus Home Interactive's weekend sale, along with several other titles from the publisher. The sale will last from September 20th to September 24th.
Vampyr is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.