Warframe for PS4 is getting update lucky number 13, and the patch brings with it a not-insignificant number of changes. Weapons, attachments, skins, enemies and dojo customization features round out the list of what's new, but the highlights are the addition of a new character and what developer Digital Extremes is calling Melee 2.0.
Melee 2.0 revamps the game's melee combat, giving characters more attacks and stances per weapon, while also re-balancing combat itself. The new melee system also allows players who want to do away with all those fancy-schmancy guns to unequip everything but their melee weapons. In a behind-the-scenes video, developers called the system an "homage" to game series like Devil May Cry and God of War.
The new character, Hydroid, possesses mastery over the element of water, making him kind of like Aquaman. In space. But cooler. He can turn himself into a large spread of water that drowns enemies who step into it and summon giant tentacles made of water to smash and thrash his foes. He can wield multiple weapons, but his promo art shows him holding a cutlass and dagger. So in addition to being a space-ninja-Aquaman, he's also kind of pirate-like.
We're okay with this.
[Image: Digital Extremes]