Free level events coming in new update.
Today, Microsoft is releasing new content for 'Ryse: Son of Rome.' The free content is being described as "free level events," while the new arenas and character skins are part of the paid/Season Pass content.
Launching today, a free game update to “Ryse: Son of Rome” introduces the following to Gladiator mode:
Two New Level Events. As you slay barbarians in the arena, two new level events will occur randomly across a variety of maps. In the first, a new enemy turret will appear and bombard your Gladiator with deadly arrows until destroyed. In the second, Reward Statues of Roman deities will emerge from the sands and can be activated as a one-time bonus to boost your Gladiator’s Health or Focus.
New Arenas and Gladiator Skins Available with the Colosseum Pack
Available for $3.99 through the Xbox Live Marketplace, or as part of the “Ryse: Son of Rome” Season Pass, the Colosseum Pack includes:
Two new arenas: Henge and Ascension. Henge tasks Gladiators with seizing an ancient forest shrine from hordes of barbarians and securing it for Rome. In Ascension, combatants must fight their way through the burning embers of Hades' lair up to the lavish surface world.
Two new Gladiator skins: Commodus and Centurion. Don the opulent golden breastplate of Commodus, the twisted son of Emperor Nero, or the battle-tested armor of a Roman Centurion.
Hopefully, the free additions will continue, not because the game is somehow bereft of content, but because compelling free additions would be available for new owners for this launch game whenever they get hold of a Xbox One. Of course, Season Pass owners should expect more substantial content.
Author: Brian Hoss