Enter the Gungeon was released three years ago on April 5, 2016, and was an absolute and immediate hit. It combined the rogue-like genre with twin-stick shooting and dodge rolling together into one game. Now the team, Dodge Roll, has decided to make this anniversary the greatest in ETG’s history with its final update, A Farewell to Arms.
A Farewell to Arms was initially announced as paid DLC for the game. However, Dodge Roll decided to begin working on a new project and as a result, they decided to turn the DLC into one final update for ETG so they can start to focus on something new. While the new project hasn’t been revealed yet, it’s clear that it hasn’t detracted from the quality of this update.
New Characters, New Challenges, New Guns
According to the update, two new Gungeoneers have been added to the game, the Paradox and the Gunslinger. The Gunslinger is a character that was known to be scrapped from the game, but was completed for this update. The other character brings a new challenge to the Gungeon as the Paradox starts with 1 random starter weapon, 1 random weapon, and 1 random item. Also, players will get to explore a new hidden chamber with tons of new enemies, along with a new boss.
Enter the Gungeon is now full of new content that’s a faithful sendoff for the series. If new levels and enemies sound too scary, then players will be happy to know that the game has been re-balanced in order to make the player “more powerful more often”. This includes stronger guns, balanced items, and a higher boss DPS cap.
In their final note, Dodge Roll says, “We have been working on Enter the Gungeon for five years now… we are extremely excited to finally consider Gungeon complete, and to move on to new projects, with the release of this final update on the three year anniversary of the Gungeon’s launch… Finally thank you so much for supporting us for the last few years. It’s been a ride. Enter the Gungeon may finally complete, but the Gungeon remains.”
Whatever project Dodge Roll will work on next, we can be sure that it will have as much heart and soul in it as Enter The Gungeon has.