I really wanted to love The Swords of Ditto when it came out in April 2018 (review here). It looked great, it was funny and it was fun to play – except that it completely undid all your progress every time you died, which is the gaming equivalent of banging your head against a brick wall repeatedly.
But apparently, in the Mormo’s Curse DLC due to drop on 2nd May, there is “no more permadeath for the adorable adventurers”. That’s according to the press release, anyway. Sing hosannah!
The Swords of Ditto will be coming to Switch at the same time, and the Mormo’s Curse DLC (screenshots above) will be a free download for the PS4 and PC versions. The expansion will also include “a trove of new locations, new weapons and toys, new enemies and bosses”. Which is lovely and everything, but it’s the U-turn on permadeath that’s the big headline feature for me.
I so wanted to love this game at the time – and now maybe I can thanks to the removal of it’s Achilles heel.