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Children of Morta gets new free character with passive healing mechanics

Children of Morta
Children of Morta (Image credit: 11 bit studios)

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What you need to know

  • Children of Morta is an action game about a family of heroes.
  • The title features Diablo-like combat, but is a roguelite.
  • It just got some spectacular free content.
  • You can purchase Children of Morta for $22 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Children of Morta is a story-driven action game about an extraordinary family of heroes. Lead the Bergons, with all their flaws and virtues, against the forthcoming Corruption. The title features Diablo-like combat but in a roguelite structure. Death is part of the experience, and it moves the story forward.

Today, the game got a massive free update that adds a new character and much more. You can take a look at the details below.

Apan - known as Clan Mother in her homeland - came from the far north of Mount Morta. She is as skilled in providing vital support for companions on the battlefield as she is in wielding a sturdy staff. Her weapon's reach makes Apan perfect for delivering deadly mid-range strikes, her special Asva Pulse dash ability leaves opponents hindered in the dust, and her spells cover a large area of effect... The exciting new character design was created by one of Children of Morta's Kickstarter backers and his partner, who both believed in the project since its very early stages.

  • A brand-new character with a unique skillset designed to play in single-player, but also shine in co-op playthroughs.
  • Special shielding skills and passive healing mechanics.
  • 32 new Apan-specific runes.
  • 9 new story cutscenes.
  • A few HUD and UI tweaks.
  • Additional bug fixes.

In Windows Central's review, Brendan Lowry wrote, "Children of Morta is one of the best roguelike games I've played, and I'd even go so far as to say that it's one of the best ones ever made, period. Aside from the rare cheap moment, everything about Children of Morta, from the story to the gameplay to the presentation, is simply incredible."

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • This is indeed a fantastic game. With this update I actually have something to look forward to playing tonight.
  • Great game. Although i'm bummed that online coop hasn't been added yet. I played this with my mate in couch coop when he visited out of town, but we could never finish our game because of this (oddly) missing feature.
  • What's the new character's relationship to the family, is it the woman what's his face is writing to?