Stellar Blade Update 1.003 adds a new boss challenge, new costumes, and more

Stellar Blade developer Shift Up Corp. has released Update 1.003, adding a new Boss Challenge, new outfits for main character Eve, and more.

Stellar Blade is an action game that was released exclusively on PlayStation 5 in April. IGN’s Stellar Blade review came back at 7/10. We said: “Stellar Blade is great in all the ways that matter most in an action game, but boring characters, a lackluster story, and too many frustrating elements in its role-playing mechanics prevent it from rising alongside the best of the genre.”

Now, a month after release, a new update adds a Boss Challenge mode, which pits players against 19 bosses from the base game. Progressing through a boss challenge requires battle data from bosses you’ve previously defeated, director Kim Hyung-tae explained in a post on the website. PlayStation Blog. You can also fight bosses on Hard difficulty mode after you see the end of the game.

To start the challenge, you can either upload and use your own equipment that you’ve been using or choose one of the many presets. “Choose the minimum preset for the real challenge, which is quite understated, or the maximum preset, which has all your skills and stats boosted, if you want to taunt the boss with some amazing combat,” Kim Hyung Tae suggested.

After the challenge ends, your battle data is automatically analyzed. You’ll see metrics like battle time, number of perfect dodges and dodges, consumables usage, and more. You can compare your results with your friends’ results. If you defeat all the bosses in the Boss Challenge on Normal difficulty or higher, you will receive the Neurolink Suit for Eve below.

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Speaking of new costumes, the update adds two new Nano suits: the White Kunoichi and the Black Kunoichi (check them out in the images below). Kim Hyung Tae encouraged players to check out in-game more Nano Suits.

The update also quietly adds two new costumes that have been the subject of controversy over the past few weeks – Midsummer Redhood and Midsummer Alice. These are, effectively, the most revealing versions of Bunny and the Cybernetic Bondage goes for it Some claimed it was “censored” At the release of the game. However, Shift Up CEO Kim Hyung-tae, He said recently The costume changes were intentional, and were a design choice rather than a choice of ‘censorship’.

Regardless, the original versions are now in the game with the new update, albeit separate from the Bunny and Cybernetic Bondage suits. according to ForbesYou can buy them from the black market merchant Roxanne for 10 Vitcoins each.

Finally, quality of life improvements mean that if you switch to ranged attack mode and then switch back while surrounded by an enemy, the enemy will automatically lock on again. The update also adds an option to always show the compass in the HUD.

Wesley is IGN’s UK news editor. You can find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can contact Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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