Developer The Game Kitchen has released free DLC for their brutal action-platformer Blasphemous. The newly released add-on, dubbed Stir of Dawn, includes a bevy of content such as New Game+, a fresh storyline, and Three Penitences.

Stir of Dawn’s introduction of New Torment unlocks a new story branch where players journey to defeat the five Amanecidas, since Laudes, an ancient creation of the Miracle, has been awoken to challenge The Penitent One.

The add-on also adds new items and executions for players to utilize, new areas to battle through, new map system, updated voiceovers (including full Spanish VO), and other significant gameplay tweaks.

Those brave enough to attempt the New Game+ titled New Torment can choose from one of Three Penitences:

  • Unwavering Faith is aimed at players who want to use magic, featuring regenerating fervor to execute special moves – which is lost when hit – and sword damage being slashed in half;
  • Bleeding Heart introduces a more classic gaming experience, featuring a set of stocks instead of a life bar (to which everything deals one stock of damage), with enemies also respawning when entering rooms;
  • True Guilt is a Penitence that sees players lose maximum fervor when they die, at which point Tears of Atonement – the in-game ‘currency’ – are placed in a fragment. If another death is encountered before the fragment is retrieved, those Tears are lost for good. On top of all these flasks cannot be used to recover; instead, they grant The Penitent One fervor.

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