The intense top-down action shooter RUINER has gotten its biggest update yet, and it’s totally free for PC users, with PS4 and Xbox One soon to follow. Devolver Digital and Reikon Games announced the addition of new finishers, outfits, leaderboards and a whole new game mode called Arena: Colosseum.
Introduced with an original cutscene, the arena presents an interesting twist to the gameplay itself. In just one map, you’ll have to stand your ground for a total of 10 enemy waves. Including bosses, of course. Players are granted with the possibility to choose a weapon and either a special ability or an enhancement for the character.
Following the nature of RUINER, enemies will only grow stronger and more aggressive the further you get. Scores are back, too, making it feel like a brutal arcade.
In my brief time with the Arena: Colosseum, I managed to experience two minigames that are introduced as bonus stages in between waves. In one I got trapped inside a magnetic circle that never stopped spinning around, with only mines to keep me company: it was made of four walls, three of them red (which made them bounce on impact) and a green one that actually let the mines fly away, giving you a bonus score. The point was to endure as much as I could, with an ever increasing number of mines within.
On the other, there were hanging bodies in a set of rows. Barehanded, these corpses needed a certain amount of hits to fall over, bouncing towards the direction of the hits. In doing so, you could chain the attacks and make a few more bodies fall too (think of it as a weird twist on bowling.)
RUINER’s latest update is already available on PC, and the devs have stated that console players will also receive it in the upcoming days. Along with Annihilation, the previous big update called Savage will also be included, which, among outfits and finishers, adds a New Game + mode. Make sure to follow them on Twitter and visit the official site for more information.