The super-secret news is a big new DLC
Brace Yourself Games is adding even more content to Crypt of the Necrodancer, in the form of a DLC update called Synchrony. The new update was revealed today and is available now in Early Access.
Crypt of the Necrodancer: Synchrony is a brand new content pack, adding a wealth of new features to 2015’s rhythm roguelite classic Crypt of the Necrodancer. It’s currently only available on PC, though Brace Yourself says it would like to port to other consoles once Synchrony is out of Early Access.
So what’s in the update? Well, a big portion is online multiplayer support. Synchrony adds support for up to eight players, in online co-op and versus modes. That’s a whole lot of hoppin’ and bouncin’ to the beat.
Three new characters are also part of the content pack. Chaunter can possess enemies and use their powers against others. Suzu is a speedy rhythm-fighter, with an invincible dash. And Klarinetta has a giant two-handed sword.
Full mod support and an integrated mod portal are also part of the pack. So not only can you mess with most aspects of Crypt of the Necrodancer, but you can also load multiple mods at the same time.
Plus, there are new weapons, spells, items, and more. Brace Yourself says more features are expected to arrive in the course of Early Access for Synchrony as well.
Playing in synch
Brace Yourself had teased this super-secret news beforehand, though the scope of it is still pretty surprising. Crypt of the Necrodancer has now received two pretty significant updates this year, which rules for everyone who still likes to boot up this rhythmic dungeon crawler.
And Brace Yourself has more on the way too. Today’s trailer closes out with a tease of another game to come. Rift of the Necrodancer just has a title for now, but it will be a new standalone game in the Necrodancer universe. Hopefully we’ll hear more soon. But for now, it seems like a really good time to head back down into the crypt.