Dontnod’s support for Vampyr continues, as an all new update will go live on September 26, 2018. The new update is a big one, as it provides players with two new difficulty modes. In a blog post on Vampyr’s official website, Dontnod detailed exactly what to expect from them.
The additional modes are a stark contrast to one another, yet offer something worthwhile for newcomers and those already attached to Vampyr. Story Mode lessens the game’s difficulty. According to Dontnod, it “de-emphasizes combat, placing a greater focus on narrative so players can enjoy Dr. Jonathan Reid’s journey with less challenging gameplay.”
Meanwhile, Hard Mode greatly increases the overall challenge. With Hard Mode, “players will receive less experience from killing enemies too, forcing them to rely even more on embracing citizens to grow in power.”
When launching the game, players will choose between one of the two modes. Normal Mode is also an option, which offers players the opportunity to play Vampyr in its original state.
The new difficulty modes may be the meat of the update, but standard bug fixes and tweaks feature in the update as well. It’ll be interesting to see the extent to which Dontnod continues supporting Vampyr. Since the game’s considered a success for both Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive, continued support wouldn’t be too surprising.