Versus Evil and Breadcrumbs Interactive announced that the darkly funny action role-playing game Yaga has just launched its version 1.1, The Bad Fate Update, for Apple Arcade and the Epic Games Store.
The Bad Fate Update brings a huge array of gameplay improvements, tweaks, and fresh content. The update will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year.
The announcement comes with the latest creature feature video for Yaga, starring the antagonist Likho. Changes in the update include new difficulty levels, an overhaul on the Bad Luck system, big changes made to combat, improved traversal, and a revamped crafting system.
Alongside the original challenge, you can now choose a "Story Mode" for an easier storytale focused experience, or tackle "Hardcore Mode" that includes permadeath.
Additionally, the Bad Luck system is a much more user-friendly experience, giving players more control over their luck, and XP grows much faster while having bad luck. Witches can now bless away bad luck.
Combat AI has also been improved, providing a more fair and balanced challenge for players. New enemy abilities add a more diverse attack strategy to the mix as well, and now the tools have added functionality too.
Ivan now runs, allowing for speedier travel so players won’t feel the need to roll as often. A new quick travel option is also available via flying ovens you can find in each map to reach a specific destination quickly. Other improvements include breadcrumbs to goals and a new mini map.
Lastly, crafting changes include the ability to add runes to your weapons for added effects, improved crafting AI, new items to use, new crafts to build, and the ability to repair weapons.
“We’ve made some pretty big improvements with this latest update focused primarily on gameplay, including crafting as well as new modes, and it’s all thanks to the fantastic community feedback we’ve been getting on the game to make Yaga the best game it can be.” Said Catalin Zima-Zegreanu, Designer and CEO of Breadcrumbs Interactive.
Yaga’s darkly funny narrative and action role-playing premise tells the story of Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. All the while a mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, watches over Ivan’s fate as he bludgeons a variety of nefarious monsters and legends all of which have been inspired by Slavic folk tales.