Get ready to do some more deck building, as Slay the Spire now has a fourth character available for some testing in a new Beta. Currently, the fourth character can be tried by opting into the standard Beta on Steam, which is different to the other Beta for an upgraded LibGDX.
To actually access the new character, you need to have first unlocked the third character and beat the standard game. Not exactly an easy task, although on a dry run without a save today it took me about two hours to unlock the second and third character. Going through once more to unlock the fourth is another matter though, you're probably looking at 4-5 hours to get it from a new save. However if you've already beaten it and have the third character this new one should auto unlock.
Slay the Spire was such a huge surprise to me, it's so engrossing it's crazy. Even if I find it quite difficult, the variety on offer due to how it changes on each run is brilliant. As are the multi-stage boss battles, like facing off against a huge slime which keeps splitting itself into smaller versions, with each of them licking you giving you a useless slime card you need to get rid of.
The relic system is still my favourite part though. Even with each character playing quite differently and having access to different cards, the relics change this even more. Depending on which relics you manage to find or buy, can drastically alter everything about your run. Some might provide zero-energy attack cards to freely use at the start of each battle, stop you from dying, gain extra energy, poison enemies in each battle and so on. There's so many things to talk about with Slay the Spire about why it's as good as it is.
With a fourth character to mix things up even more, the value Slay the Spire provides just went through the roof.