It’s been pretty sweet channeling 300’s Leonidas or Russell Crowe from Gladiator via the Xbox One’s next-gen release of Ryse: Son of Rome. Now, a new update looks to bring even more Roman righteousness to the console.
“Today, Microsoft and Crytek are enhancing the “Ryse: Son of Rome” experience with a free game update to Gladiator Mode that includes two new level events. In addition, the first add-on pack for Gladiator Mode, the Colosseum Pack, is available, adding two new character skins and two new arenas where you’ll spill your foes’ blood and grow your legacy.” As detailed by the staff at the Xbox Wire.
Here is the breakdown of Son of Rome’s expansion (who recently won “Best Graphics Runnerup” in this year’s CheatCC Cody Awards):
- Two New Level Events. As you slay barbarians in the arena, two new level events will occur randomly across a variety of maps. In the first, a new enemy turret will appear and bombard your Gladiator with deadly arrows until destroyed. In the second, Reward Statues of Roman deities will emerge from the sands and can be activated as a one-time bonus to boost your Gladiator’s Health or Focus.
- Two new arenas: Henge and Ascension. Henge tasks Gladiators with seizing an ancient forest shrine from hordes of barbarians and securing it for Rome. In Ascension, combatants must fight their way through the burning embers of Hades' lair up to the lavish surface world.
- Two new Gladiator skins: Commodus and Centurion. Don the opulent golden breastplate of Commodus, the twisted son of Emperor Nero, or the battle-tested armor of a Roman Centurion.
If you already own the Season Pass, then you’ll receive all this content for free. However, if you’d like to purchase it without the pass, you can do so on Xbox Live for $3.99.