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Slay the Spire's fourth character to be released on January 14

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Slay the Spire, a fantastic deck-builder roguelike that's one of my personal favourites released last year is finally getting the fourth character out.

The fourth character, The Watcher, has been available to test in the Beta on Steam since September last year as Mega Crit Games wanted to get it right. They announced today on Steam that it will finally be in the stable build on January 14.

Not exactly easy to unlock as you need to have first unlocked the third character, plus beat an Act III boss which together can take a little while. When you do get The Watcher, prepare to learn a whole new way to play. Just like the other three, they have an very different style and set of cards.

I think my personal favourite, at least right now, is still the Silent since you can focus on Poison while blocking enemies. You can end up taking down enemies relatively easy once you've built up a good amount of poison and block cards.

I'm hoping once this new character Beta is over, they can get the other Beta for an upgraded version of LibGDX out into the stable build as it vastly improves the fullscreen behaviour on Linux.

Slay the Spire is awesome, do check it out if you haven't already. Available from Humble Store, GOG or Steam and it just keeps improving with all the updates.

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Thormack 5 January 2020 at 12:29 am UTC
Awesome.


Such a great game. Highly recommended.
Nezchan 5 January 2020 at 2:26 am UTC
I assume if you've beat the Act III boss with all three characters already, then you're all set to play the new character right away?

Not that replaying it a time or three would be a hardship, mind you.
smokinglizards 5 January 2020 at 8:17 am UTC
Slay the spire is surprisingly a quality title considering it's indie status. Feels really balanced and carefully constructed. I guess the pre release time on steam must've really been useful and whatnot. It definitely excelled my expectations which were already pretty high.
smokinglizards 5 January 2020 at 8:18 am UTC
NezchanI assume if you've beat the Act III boss with all three characters already, then you're all set to play the new character right away?

Not that replaying it a time or three would be a hardship, mind you.

I think I read somewhere that it'll already be unlocked for you in that case.
Avehicle7887 5 January 2020 at 10:41 am UTC
Been playing this game casually, so far managed to get to halfway of Act 3. Really good game and runs well even on a low end laptop.
razing32 5 January 2020 at 12:25 pm UTC
Hmm
Does it have workshop support ?
Would be cool if people can make their own characters/cars.
NoSt 5 January 2020 at 3:08 pm UTC
Great news!
Slay the Spire is my favourite Linux game of 2019. I never really liked deck-building games, but this one is very special.
morbius 5 January 2020 at 5:35 pm UTC
Looking forward to trying the new character. Managed to beat act 3 with all three current characters, but I could beat the Corrupt Heart only with Silent, they've made the act 4 a lot harder than it needs to be.
Nezchan 5 January 2020 at 8:12 pm UTC
morbiusLooking forward to trying the new character. Managed to beat act 3 with all three current characters, but I could beat the Corrupt Heart only with Silent, they've made the act 4 a lot harder than it needs to be.

I basically gave up on Act 4 entirely. It's honestly not fun, unless you're seriously into optimizing a build specifically for the final boss. So I write it off as optional and don't even bother trying any more.
Lakorta 6 January 2020 at 7:53 pm UTC
razing32Hmm
Does it have workshop support ?
Would be cool if people can make their own characters/cars.
Yes it does: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-excellent-slay-the-spire-adds-in-steam-workshop-support-works-well.13279
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