Absolver was one of last year’s bigger stories, with its slick multiplayer combat style, but as we reported last month, its high player concurrency from 2017 had dropped quite a bit this past summer. Sloclap and Devolver Digital, however, are surely hoping to counter that with the game’s next expansion.
First announced in July, the Downfall expansion is now due out September 25th, free-to-play for all owners of the original game; it’ll include a new Bruce Lee-inspired Faejin combat style, a new type of leaderboard/rankings using the School Challenge format, new gear, new cosmetics, new emotes, and of course, the titular mode.
“The most prominent new element in Absolver: Downfall is the new Downfall game mode that takes players in solo or cooperative runs down the Adalian Mines, on a quest to battle Arcell and his corrupted Prospects,” the devs say on the PlayStation blog.
“Players will collect Gleam from infected Prospects and transform it into rewards in the form of experience and gear. The more Gleam you capture, the more powerful you become in your struggle to defeat the Corrupted, and eventually Arcell himself. Each run through the Mines and Temples is a unique path through a variety of challenges and situations, facing upgraded enemies with improved AI, and three epic boss fights.”