Deck13 Interactive has announced that the 2D action RPG CrossCode will finally be making its way out of Steam Greenlight and into public release for PC on September 20.
CrossCode has been a part of Valve's early access program since 2015, and was originally conceived back in 2011. As one can imagine, this day has been a long time coming for the developers.
With this announcement, they have said the full release will be "huge and by far the biggest update the game has had so far." Here is a rundown of those updates from their Steam Community post and their plans for the future of the game:
- The complete main story with at least twice the amount of cutscenes
- Awesome and dramatic plot moments™
- A complete new area + dungeon + several extensions in existing areas
- Rhombus Square - the largest city of the game
- New party members!
- Over 9 new enemy types + more variations
- Over 13 new boss fight and other major battles
- About 12 new quests
- Several menu improvements and QoL additions
- A complete German translation
- Countless other small improvements/changes
Also hopefully less buggy than previous major releases, since we do some internal testing this time!
Other features that we still hope to finish but are not 100% certain yet:
- Steam Achievements
- Steam Trading Cards
Beyond Version 1.0
Development on CrossCode won't stop right at the 1.0 release. There are several feature and content we promised and we plan to keep that promise.
Most of the following content will be released as a free update after the 1.0 release:
- A New Game+ mode that allows you to restart the game in a special manner (details still open)
- Several additional NPCs, quests, and enemies that we promised to our Indiegogo backers
- The Last Minute Hero Guild that (ironically) we decided not to implement in the last minute.
- More maps for Rhombus Square and a few more quests that didn't quite make it for version 1.0
- The Arena in Rhombus Square! The least you can expect is a boss rush mode among other things!
Finally, Radical Fish has shared that CrossCode 1.0 will come with over 20 new music tracks to add up to a total of 64 tracks in the game. Those interested in buying the soundtrack can grab it off of Bandcamp.