Developer Gameloft have released an update to their fantasy hack-n-slash game Dungeon Hunter 5. The Xinkashi update includes news weapons, armor, traps, and challenges all with an Asia inspired theme.
For those unfamiliar with it DH5 is a fast-paced action RPG, featuring a range of spells and equipment to find, that draws heavily from the Diablo franchise. It also features a PvP multiplayer mode that allows players to build Strongholds and defences, as well as launch attacks on their friends for the chance to loot gold. When we reviewed it here on release we praised its great visuals, well implemented controls, the depth of its story, and its surprisingly good voice acting. We were however somewhat turned off by the forced grinding and random equipment mechanics along with the sometimes slow and repetitive gameplay. We eventually award it 2.8/5, feeling it was a well designed game but was ultimately let down by parts of its free-to-play model.
The update brings five new rooms for players to defend their stronghold with, including new traps such as scorching gyros and the venom spitter. Three new missions have been added to the solo mode and update exclusive daily challenges let players face off against Lady Tzimeko, the finest blade from the East, in stronghold rooms constructed by twisted Xinkashi builders. Gameloft have also added Wanted challenges allowing players to earn five new sets of boss weapons and armor. They have also introduced the Collection book in which players can review all the items they’ve picked up so far.
You can get Dungeon Hunter 5, and the Xinkashi update, for free here on Google Play.
Alternatively, if you’re not yet convinced, you can check out our review here.