Vampire Survivors, the popular video game, is getting a highly anticipated update called the Chilling Update. This update is named not because it is meant to be scary, but because it features a new map called Ultra Whiteout, which is covered in snow. Along with the snowy landscape, the map also includes floating skulls and angry-looking, snow-covered yowies, adding to the adventurous and thrilling atmosphere.
The trailer for the Chilling Update showcases some exciting additions to the game. One of them is the Glass Fandango, a new weapon that becomes stronger when in motion, particularly effective against frozen enemies, and has an advantage when facing Orologions. Another addition is the Antidote, a new relic that allows players to purchase the Defang PowerUp. Additionally, a new character named She-Moon, an enchantress, will be unlocked once players survive in Ultra Whiteout for a duration of 20 minutes.
What’s even more exciting about this update is that it will be available for free. However, there is no specific release date announced yet, only the promise that it is coming soon. Fans of Vampire Survivors eagerly await the opportunity to explore the new map and utilize the new weapons, relics, and characters.
The developers of Vampire Survivors, Poncle, recently did an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit to engage with the game’s enthusiastic player community. While the AMA did not reveal many concrete details about the Chilling Update, it was an enjoyable discussion for both the developers and fans. One interesting question raised during the AMA was whether Poncle would consider making a game or sequel using Unity, to which creator Luca Galante responded with a light-hearted “lol no thank you!”.
Regarding future games, Galante shared that they would likely maintain a similar scope to Vampire Survivors. The studio plans to keep the gameplay focused and relatively simple, while also experimenting with new ideas. Galante explained that their approach involves working on multiple projects simultaneously and then shifting their focus to the one that gains momentum organically. This allows them to deliver content that feels right and resonates with players.
Galante clarified that while future plans are not yet entirely defined, one thing is certain: Poncle will continue to deliver games. In a more straightforward manner, he stated that “Graphically ugly third person devoid-of-narrative single player games will continue to be the foundation of our business” if they were a corporate entity.
Interestingly, all vampire-related questions during the AMA were met with obliviousness, leaving fans to wonder if the developers have something secretive planned for the vampire theme within Vampire Survivors. With the current roadmap extending until the end of 2024, players can expect plenty more content from the game in the future.
In conclusion, Vampire Survivors’ upcoming Chilling Update is generating excitement among players. The addition of the new map, Ultra Whiteout, covered in snow and featuring unique elements, adds a fresh twist to the game. The new weapon, relic, and character further enhance the gaming experience. While specific details about the update are yet to be revealed, Poncle’s AMA session showcased the studio’s commitment to delivering engaging and focused gameplay. With the promise of ongoing updates and a roadmap that stretches until 2024, the future looks bright for Vampire Survivors and its dedicated player base.