It’s been a while since the last update for Free Live’s Gorn, but new content finally arrived for the gladiator battler this week.
The May update for Gorn — the first since February’s Giant update — adds a handful of new things to check out. For starters, there’s a new weapon, the katana, which is sure to be popular with any wannabe ninjas out there. It might not be the most inventive weapon featured in Gorn but we’re still excited to boot the game up and start chopping off some arms with it.
Enemies also have new armor types and, because this is Gorn, will now spill ‘new & improved’ blood. Don’t ask me how you can improve blood, especially in a game that’s already spilled gallons of it, but I’m sure there’s a way. As for arenas, you can now enter Champion battles at night time.
Elsewhere there are some improvements to performance and weapon handling as well as graphics tweaks and even a new title screen. Free Lives noted that the team had been away at several game jams over the past few months, which has slowed down the progress on Gorn updates, but now the team is back working on the game in ‘full force’.
Gorn remains in Early Access for now but there’s more than enough content to warrant a look at this point. Free Lives promises that yet more content is in the works for the next few months, so hopefully we’ll be moving towards the full version pretty soon.