Development studio Dontnod Entertainment has officially confirmed that they will be releasing a brand new content update for their game, Vampyr. This is expected to land later this summer. The Vampyr summer content update is apparently going to introduce two fresh game modes for players. These two modes are as follows:
- Story mode
- Hard mode
To put it as simply as possible, the Story mode goes easy on the combat elements, giving players a chance to dive into the narrative experience. The Hard mode amps up the combat factor in the game—you get less XP from kills and have to rely on the citizens to increase power.
Here’s a bit more information straight from Dontnod:
As well as bringing a host of optimization tweaks, the upcoming update will introduce a ‘Story’ mode that de-emphasizes combat and a cranked-up, more challenging Hard mode. The Story mode places a greater focus on narrative, allowing players to experience Dr. Reid’s journey with less challenging combat. On the other end of the scale, Hard mode makes combat much more difficult. Players will receive less experience from killing enemies too, forcing them to rely even more on embracing citizens to grow in power.
According to the people at Dontnod Entertainment, both of these new modes were incorporated into Vampyr in order to enhance replayability. (The game hit the market in June 2018.) This developer is known for sticking by its own development style. For example, the studio said how important the decision-making process is for Vampyr, which is why the opted to include only one save slot.