FromSoftware has released an update for its shinobi-’em-up that drops the difficulty of one of the game’s bosses, revises a number of abilities to “encourage usage and diversity of approach”, and adds a WIN THE GAME WITHOUT EVEN TRYING LOL button on the main menu. Okay, I made up the thing about the button.
Besides the obligatory list of fixes including save data issues on PC, update 1.03 adjusts the Spirit Emblem cost of the several prosthetic tools and combat arts, and The Blazing Bull boss has “slightly reduced” Posture and Vitality “to improve game pacing and balance time in combat”. So those of you who managed to defeat him before this can delete the game, because it’s RUINED FOREVER now, and these kids don’t even know.
Improvements to strategic approaches
Adjusted the efficiency and Spirit Emblem cost of the following to encourage usage and diversity of approach:
Reduced the Posture damage dealt by the first hit of the Combat Arts ‘Senpou Leaping Kicks’ and ‘High Monk’ as it was causing more damage than intended in certain cases. Posture damage dealt in the latter-half of the combo has been increased.
Increased the Poison build-up dealt by the Prosthetic Tool “Sabimaru” against enemies that were intended to be weak against it.
Increased the drop rate of ‘Divine Confetti’ for Fencers in Ashina Castle.
Adjusted loading screen tips and tutorial text, as well as adding new text.
Slightly reduced Posture and Vitality of Blazing Bull in order to improve game pacing and balance time in combat.
Lowered the price of information sold by Anayama the Peddler.
The Chained Ogre inside Ashina Castle is now Red Eyed.
Fixed a bug where “Gokan’s Sugar” and “Gokan’s Spiritfall” were not mitigating player Posture damage taken while guarding or deflecting enemy attacks.
Fixed a bug where system crashes could cause save data to become corrupted on PC.
Fixed a bug where certain enemies would sometimes stop attacking the player.
Fixed a bug where certain actions could not be performed after reconfiguring the controls.
Fixed certain bugs that were allowing the player to access unexpected areas, which could result in becoming unable to obtain items or make further progress.
Fixed cases of certain text being displayed incorrectly.
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