While Everyone’s Frothing Over Stellar Blade’s Photo Mode, Dev Confirms Another Epic Feature Is Coming To New Game+

If you like toppling bosses in Stellar Blade, this mode is for you.

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SUMMARY

  • Stellar Blade is getting a Boss Rush mode for players who have mastered the core gameplay.
  • The Boss Rush mode details are unknown, but players speculate it could be individual boss challenges or a relentless boss gauntlet.
  • This addition, along with a free Photo Mode update and paid crossover DLC, demonstrates the developer's commitment to expanding the Stellar Blade experience.
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Shift Up’s first console title, Stellar Blade, is off to an excellent start. The action-adventure title has gained lots of critical acclaim for its combat, challenging bosses, and polished launch experience on PS5

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The fun doesn’t end there, though, because the Korean studio has confirmed that it will continue to expand the game with two highly requested additions from players. The first is a full-fledged photo mode, so players can…adore protagonist Eve from up close, but the second feature is much more exciting for those who love the game’s combat and bosses.

Stellar Blade Will Get A Boss Rush Mode Soon

Stellar Blade's director has confirmed that a Boss Rush mode is in development for the game.
Stellar Blade‘s director has confirmed that a Boss Rush mode is in development for the game.

In an interview with Korean outlet nate, Shift Up CEO Hyung-Tae Kim confirmed that a Boss Rush mode is currently in the works for Stellar Blade. This all-new mode is speculated to be added to New Game+, which has been available in the game since launch.

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While details regarding the Boss Rush mode’s mechanics are sparse at the moment, its addition promises an exciting, newfound level of challenge for players who have already mastered the core combat of Stellar Blade.

Players speculate that Boss Rush will allow them to challenge bosses individually, allowing them to perfect their strategies against specific enemies. Alternatively, the mode could take the form of a gauntlet, pitting players against a relentless sequence of bosses with minimal respite.

Both possibilities offer equally distinct advantages. The ability to isolate and conquer individual bosses could be all about proficiency of the gameplay mechanics, while a gauntlet format creates an exhilarating test of player endurance and combat prowess. Shift Up could also offer it both ways.

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Shift Up Will Add More To The Game, Including Crossovers

The first paid crossover collaboration for the game will be with Shift Up's own Nikke: Goddess of Victory.
The first paid crossover collaboration for the game will be with Shift Up’s own Nikke: Goddess of Victory.

Regardless of the specifics, the Boss Rush mode will no doubt cater to a specific audience: players who relish the challenge and satisfaction of conquering Stellar Blade‘s tough, grotesque enemies. It offers players an opportunity to hone their combat skills in a focused environment and provides a platform for players to showcase their mastery of the game’s combat.

Nevertheless, Shift Up’s active consideration of fan feedback and subsequent implementation will no doubt enhance the Stellar Blade experience further. Along with the previously announced free Photo Mode update, the developers are clearly passionate about incorporating as many requested features as possible.

The game will also receive paid crossover collaborations, and the studio has announced that the first one will be with its own mega-popular mobile and PC game Nikke: Goddess of Victory.

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The combat is incredibly engaging, and Shift Up is smart to capitalize on it further.
The combat is incredibly engaging, and Shift Up is smart to capitalize on it further.

With the impending Boss Rush mode, Stellar Blade will further continue to solidify its position as one of the best action games in recent memory, and potentially draw in more players looking for a Nier-esque combat experience.

The coming months will likely shed more light on the specifics of the Photo Mode and Boss Rush mode updates, with the former set to arrive first.

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Written by Viraaj Bhatnagar

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A lifelong gamer, lover of cars, and Master's student of Automotive Journalism, Viraaj Bhatnagar is a gaming writer at FandomWire who aims to be one of the greats. When he's not hunched over on his laptop typing out copy, he can be found lapping circuits in Gran Turismo or slaying draugr in God of War.