Tozai Games announced today that Spelunker HD will be receiving a software update next week that includes a new area, and seven additional Championship Mode downloadable content (DLC) packs to follow for both North America and Europe. The patch and each DLC pack will include a new area with ten stages, totalling up to eighty additional levels to explore and conquer, as well as increased lives and extra content trophies.
The update improves screen views in Spelunker HD‘s online multiplayer mode, and EX1, the first expansion pack will be included for free as part of the patch. Packs EX2 through EX8 will be available soon after for £1.99 GBP each. Two more packs are expected next month.
“Fans in Japan salivated over each Championship Expansion release, but we’re excited to now be offering them all at once to both North America and Europe,” says Scott Tsumura, Tozai’s co-founder. “Spelunker addicts beware, because the new stages really turn up the heat! To wit, Championship mode provides fifty lives at game start as opposed to only five in the original mode.”
In Spelunker HD, the player navigates each labyrinthine level to reach an ancient statue that stands at the entrance to yet a deeper, more heinous cave. En route, you may operate the archaic mine equipment and ride the automated machinery to aid in your quest. You’ll collect a plethora of items and power-ups, encounter a vast array of creatures, and detonate bombs and launch flares as you run, jump and climb your way ever deeper. When nostalgia strikes, an option to play in the original 2D graphic style is also available.
The update for Spelunker HD will take place in both Europe and North America on 28th August, 2012. Additionally, PlayStation Plus members will be able to purchase both Spelunker HD as well as the new Championship Mode DLC packs for 50% off for two weeks starting from 28th August 2012. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Spelunker HD and other titles from Tozai Games.