Free “Downfall” Expansion Now Available for Absolver

Sloclap and Devolver Digital have just launched the new Downfall expansion for Absolver.

Absolver is a melee-focused brawler in a pseudo-MMO open world that released last August. The new Downfall expansion is a free update that adds a variety of new features and mechanics, including the procedurally generated Downfall PvE challenge, the Faejin combat style, new gear and skills, and a new challenge mode that ties in with the game’s recent revamp of the School system. You can find a trailer for the Downfall expansion above.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

In the ruins of the fallen Adal Empire, you awaken with a mysterious mask on your face, and faint recollections of an esoteric ceremony. Freeing you from hunger, thirst, and even death, the mask is the creation of the Guides, the rulers of these lands, who have placed you here to determine whether you are worthy of becoming part of the elite corps of Absolvers. As you wander these forsaken lands, encountering other Prospects like you, you will learn new combat styles, acquire weapons, gear and armor, and build a team of warriors with whom to fight side by side in Arenas of combat.

Key Features:

  • Fluid Real-Time Combat: Position yourself in one of four tactical stances during real-time battles and execute devastating attacks, dodges, and parries. Movement becomes your weapon as you engage in solo duels or intense multiplayer melee battles.
  • Customizable Style and Flow: Players will define their character’s playstyle by picking a combat style, a weapon of choice, and arranging attacks in their Combat Deck to design their unique and personal attack flow.
  • Online Multiplayer Action and Narrative: Prospects and Absolvers will seamlessly encounter others in the world, generating unique stories that emerge through player interaction and choices. These moments are filled with tension as intentions to battle or befriend are never clear: trust is always a leap of faith. Encounters will have lasting consequences and transform into meaningful relationships as you make friends or enemies and find mentors or disciples.
  • PvP and PvE: Explore a rich and dynamic world including dedicated PvP battle arenas where champions will receive spoils of victory and progress in the ranks of the Absolvers, and PvE areas in which players cooperatively battle to retrieve rare loot and equipment from the ruins of Adal.

Absolver is available on Windows PC (via Steam and GOG) and PS4. An Xbox One version is coming soon, but there is no release date yet. The game is normally $29.99, but it’s currently on sale for 50% off on PC.

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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