Phantom 8, the Berlin-based indie developer that brought us PAST CURE, is pleased to announce a raft of additions and enhancements to PAST CURE that presents the studio’s title in a whole new light -changes include new story elements, cinematics, redesigned levels, reworked sanity meter, and the addition of new abilities; allowing you to interact more with the environment and experience Ian’s story in a more compelling and engaging way.
The updated and enhanced PAST CURE is available to download now for PC, and will release in the coming weeks for PS4 and Xbox One.
“We were astounded by the level of feedback the community offered. The response to Past Cure has been incredible, and for a small studio, we’ve been really humbled by the positive contribution fans have made,” said Simon Gerdesmann, Phantom 8’s Managing Director. “We also listened to the things that didn’t resonate as we would have hoped, and have made a swathe of changes, additions, enhancements, redesigns to really bring out the best in Past Cure, a true labour of love for us.”
Other enhancements include improved auto-aim, new and improved voice overs, improved texturing and graphical upgrades and more.
- New areas and redesigned levels
- Entirely new areas have been created to enable more immersive gameplay in levels that have been redesigned to offer a more challenging, and ultimately more enjoyable experience for the player.
- More mind-bending abilities
- In Past Cure, players have many different abilities, but to create more ways to play, and feel even more powerful, two new abilities have been added.
- Mind bash allows you to stun or kill enemies and destroy objects within the environment.
- Mind Fly creates a shield around Ian, which utilises sanity as the hits reign in, giving you a useful addition to your journey, but one that comes at a cost.
- A story that continues to unfold
- Throughout Past Cure, cinematics have been reworked to tell more of the story loved by its fans, and splintered across its levels are more elements of the backstory to discover.
- Reworked Sanity Meter – The new sanity meter doesn’t recover from under 35%, and as it depletes toward zero, the nightmares from Ian’s dream world begin to surface in the real world, creating a new threat. Ian will have to decide upon fight or flight against these new foes until his sanity recovers.
While we have already reviewed PAST CURE, we believe it only fair to re-visit the PAST CURE experience once the updated patch has been released for console. At that time we will re-evaluate the PAST CURE experience and update our review.