Son of Nor receives major update including new levels

Independent developer stillalive studios has recently released a major update for its Early Access third-person action/adventure title, Son of Nor. This latest pack chock-full of improvements introduces new levels through the Essence Temple, a huge new boss-fight, three new player-characters, a ‘Proving Grounds’ gameplay mode, a new spell-element, in addition to a new menu, numerous polishes, bug fixes, and finally, Linux support. More than that, players now have access to ‘Featured Levels’, which transports them to brand new levels with the required powers to complete said stages. Below you’ll find the official run-down.

  • 3 New Levels – Explore the Essence Temple and achieve essence power.
  • New Boss Fight – Beat the boss to be the boss!
  • Linux support
  • 3 New player characters – Play as a Son or a Daughter of Nor.
  • New Gameplay Mode – ‘Proving Grounds’ where players can test their combat abilities in a playground of destructive delights.
  • Shiny New Main Menu  – Brand new and much improved thanks to player feedback!
  • A New Spell Element  – Essence magic is all about life and death.

“Cast as a Son of Nor, consecrated by the Goddess of the Night, players must protect the human race against total extinction from a sinister enemy from the past, the lizard-like Sarahul”, reads the game’s official description. “Leaving the few remaining humans cornered in The Edge, the last human resort in a vast desert world, players embark on a treacherous journey that takes them to an ancient labyrinth that holds long-forgotten magical powers. Beginning with the abilities granted by the goddess Nor, telekinesis and terraforming, players will explore the world of Noshrac, gain access to new and mysterious powers, fight through enemy territory and solve intricate puzzles in their journey”.

Son of Nor features an up-to-four-player multiplayer mode, in addition to a two-player co-op mode in local split-screen or regular single-player. What’s unique about Son of Nor is the fact that it allows players to mess around with terraforming gameplay mechanics, giving them the possibility of raising and lowering sand to gain a tactical advantage against enemies, creating barriers, triggering traps, or even escaping to higher ground. Additionally, players can also use telekinesis and other abilities originating from elemental powers such as fire, wind and essence. You can check out Son of Nor via Steam.