Revenge of the Fallen: Gate to the Underworld — Sia and Hu, Eternal Companions

Hello again! It’s me, patpot, here with another content post about the Gate to the Underworld. Since showing off Ra, the Sun God, we’ve been making steady progress, and we’re excited to show you the next area of the dungeon: the Fire Lakes.

The Fire Lakes is the first stop on your journey through the Duat. Surrounded by molten lava and unfortunate souls, this scalding area is home to Sia and Hu, two more of the dungeon’s bosses. I’ll let you take a look for yourself.

hot hot hot hot!

Well then, that was pretty hot.

The demo video shows a lot, so we don’t have too much to add. As with many of our gameplay preview posts, we’ll highlight a few areas that we think are particularly exciting.

it’s kinda hot in here…

On your way to the portal:

you’ll make your way through the hardened lava, and reach the portal…

By the portal:

ok no bias this is cool. come on

There’s really not much more to say—we think the gameplay speaks for itself. Quaximi and BQ worked exceptionally hard on the visuals for this dungeon, so send them your love! We’re thrilled with how much it pops.

the big reveal

That’s all from me. Keys!

We’re trying something different this time: Skilly made a very advanced anti-bot key giveaway system. This image is your gateway to a key.

Use at https://rotf.io/register. Good luck!

Revenge of the Fallen: Gate to the Underworld — Ra, the Sun God

Hey all! patpot here with another content blog post! This time, we’ll be showcasing a boss fight from a Hard-rank dungeon we’ve been working on: the Gate to the Underworld.

In this dungeon, you’ll travel through our interpretation of the Egyptian afterlife. Battle mini-bosses and Gods, and help Osiris realize his plan to save the Duat from falling into chaos. After months of work on the whole dungeon, we’re excited to show off this small section of the Gate to the Underworld.

Before exploring the afterlife, you’ll have to defeat Ra. To show the power of the Sun God, I’ve chosen a few highlights from the team’s first playthrough. Take a look!

The fight starts off with a manic bullet hell. Destroy Ra’s staves or you’ll find the rest of the phases rather difficult to handle (they might not have been too difficult to destroy without health scaling, oops).

Ra channels the power of the sun. Here’s a clip of Miniguy maneuvering around him (or possibly trying to aggro everything to kill me. Hard to say which).

Despite Ra’s innate firepower, he can be overwhelmed. When challenged, he calls upon the sky.

Ra’s Sun Disk attack (shown below) isn’t particularly threatening, but it does demonstrate how we reward precise movement in RotF. We’ve reworked the hitbox system to behave more like some beloved bullet hells, so dodging feels super smooth. We’ll definitely talk more about this soon, but for now, check out this clip!

Ra’s Sun Lasers were not originally part of this fight, but their omission caused Quaximi to screech. You don’t want Quax to screech (trust me, you don’t), so here they are!

Once Ra’s dead, there’s nothing stopping you from taking a ride to through the rest of the dungeon… Except for the fact that the post ends here.

When the time is right, the Duat boat will take you beyond the Sun Docks.

Thanks for reading as always! I hope you enjoyed this content teaser.

As always, keys will be added in 15 minutes. Good luck!

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1. (3 characters) In order to relax one could get in a jacuzzi or a hot _ _ _. (can you tell we get excited when keys generate a full word)

2. The number which hint this is.

3. Final letter of the English alphabet.

4. The first letter of the name of the boss shown in this blog post.

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1. Flip an M upside down.

2. The first character of the type of creature that guarded the Icy Peaks in legacy RotF that players would fight in the realm.

3. (4 characters) Aztec without the t.

4. The first letter of the name of the staff member who is present in all of the gifs except the last one. (because he died 😦 )

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1. (2 characters) Abbreviation for High Definition.

2. The number of non-RotF related hints from these 3 keys (not counting this one).

3. The first letter of the name of the dungeon shown in this blog post.

4. 3×3

Revenge of the Fallen: Gate to the Underworld biome showcase.

Hi all, thanks for stopping in for another one of our weekly blog posts. For this weeks post, it will be I, patpot, taking you through some of the Gate to the Underworld biome—one component of a hard biome/dungeon pair that will be available in closed testing for ro2f.

Some of you might recognize the name of the biome if you watched our Q&A from a couple of months back. During the Q&A, I mentioned GTU in particular, as it’s going to be the biggest dungeon we have brought to this game so far. Plus, the biome holds some pretty nifty enemies.

The narrative for the Gate to the Underworld will become clear when you play it firsthand (biome lord dialogue has been removed from the video—no spoilers, sorry to the three players interested in lore). But without saying too much, the GTU area is themed around ancient Egyptian mythology. You’ll battle mythical creatures from one of Egypt’s great deserts (the biome), and face even more treacherous encounters within the Underworld (the dungeon).

Finally, you might notice increased contrast between projectiles (the foreground) and tiles/environment (the background). We recently re-implemented projectile lighting, and while we think this choice will allow us to make a better looking game, we’re still tweaking the values to make it look nice. So for all of the projectiles that burn your eyes: we’re fixing them!

With all of that said, preview time! Don’t step too close: this sarcophagus offers you a brief trip out of your dimension, and into his (far spikier) dimension.

A bouncy mummy, a winged griffin who has forgotten how to fly, and a very energetic looking sphinx.

And lastly, the high priestess. I wouldn’t let her near anybody low on health.

Now we move onto the biome lord himself, the Cursed Pharaoh!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this preview of the Gate to the Underworld. Thanks for reading, as always—and enjoy the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Closed Testing key will be added to this post within 10 minutes of its publication. Hit those F5 buttons!

Closed Testing key:

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[1] The first letter of both of the new class special abilities showcased last week for Mages and Summoners.

[2] Rare drops in legacy rotf were accompanied by a loot popup. If the popup was purple, what was the first letter of rare drop type?

[3] Skilled players should be rewarded, one rune made sure that anybody able to dodge gained an increase damage output. What was the first letter of the name of this rune?

[4] In the old galaxy system, how many tiers of galaxies were there?

Use at https://rotf.io/register. Good luck!