Witchfire Ghost Galleon Update Now Available

The first major feature update for The Astronauts’ dark fantasy first-person shooter Witchfire, the Ghost Galleon Update, is now available.

The Ghost Galleon Update brings with it a number of pieces of new content. These include player classes, fearsome foes, new events, weapons and spells for the preyer’s arsenal, and a shop vendor offering novel items.

On top of this, The Astronauts team has factored in feedback from Witchfire’s Early Access period and has crafted careful redesigns of Witchfire’s level progression and Calamity systems.

Learn more with the Witchfire update trailer below:

Witchfire Ghost Galleon Update Trailer

Adrian Chmielarz, Creative Director and Co-Founder of The Astronauts, said the following:

“I like when gameplay matches lore. The Witch launches Calamities at preyers as they venture further and further into her realm. The threat of a Calamity is immense, but so is the reward. The witch tends to launch these assaults when players are wounded, at their weakest— which hasn’t always been well-received by players— but this design still feels exciting to me. So we’ve kept the soul of it, but redesigned it to feel more fair. It’s a feature that both teaches you how to play by pointing out mistakes, and motivates you to do better. Yet it’s also an element great players can abuse: trick the Witch into thinking you’re losing, then strike back and reap the rewards. This supports two main pillars of our design philosophy: Competence and Autonomy.”

Adrian Chmielarz

Now in Early Access, this Witchfire update is available via the Epic Games Store. Meanwhile, fans can keep updated with the development team via Facebook, X/Twitter, and Discord.

Source: Press Release

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