|Mode||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Platform||Nintendo Switch, PC|
|DLC to||Heirs to the Wrath|
Divine wars never end!
— Official tagline
Heirs to the Wrath - Requiem for the Dunes is an upcoming and the first expansion pack (DLC) for the the 3D fighting video game Heirs to the Wrath.
The DLC is set to be released for Nintendo Switch on 2020. By the ESRB rating standards, the game will be rated M for blood, violence and partial nudity.
The biggest introductions of this expansion pack are two new fighters and two new arenas but it also adds to the original game new musics, new challenges for the Ascension mode, new upgrades and new outfits.
OverviewHeirs to the Wrath, including two additional Arabian fighters, Leïla and Houssem and two new arenas, Gravity Lab and Lions Court. Additionally, Requiem from the Dunes adds a new casual outfit for each fighter (without counting alternative colors), five new Ascension challenges, 5 new upgrades (with a new type: Space Upgrade), new music and a new display theme, desert.
The DLC also comes with some character balance changes, meaning that a wave of gameplay changes were made to make the cast more balanced working on, for example, their damage value, their stats, their hitbox, their movements, their hit effect alterations and even their combo. All fighters will also receive new moves to develop the strategies around their gameplay.
Two new fighters are introduced in the Heirs to the Wrath - Requiem from the Dunes. The game features, now, a roster of 18 playable characters.
- Age: 32 years-old
- Nationality: Moroccan
- Deity form: Media (Robotic exoskeleton inspired by Cthulhu)
- Fighting style: Drunken boxing
When the Heirs was revealed to the world, Houssem was chosen to be Media, a soldier able to fight against the Deities if they become dangerous. He was given the most advanced exoskeleton imitating the power of the Heirs. At the time, the project was financed by powerful and anonymous investors who were scared by this revelation.
The Media project was, since, cancelled as the real enemy was the Eighth Seal and not all the Heirs but Houssem keeps the armour for when it could be necessary. Later, he married a Heir, Leïla. His wife is everything for him, he doesn’t want her to be on the battlefield, this is why he protects her from the Primordial Program but also the Eighth Seal as both got their eyes one her.
- Age: 26 years-old
- Nationality: British (native of Oman)
- Deity form: Haurvatat (Divinity of the Wholeness - Zoroastrianism)
- Fighting style: Tai-chi-chuan
Leïla is one of the most prominent classical Arabic music songstress.She is respected through various Arabic countries, despite having flew away Oman to live in London as a child. She is a sensible woman who doesn’t seem to find joy easily. Some critics said that the sadness in her voice it’s what gives her this outstandingness.
As a Heir, and despite keeping it secret, Leïla was frequently asked to join the Primordial Program but she always rejected the offer. She’s living with her protective husband, Houssem, the only one with who she can be serene and happy.
Two new stages are introduced in the Heirs to the Wrath - Requiem from the Dunes, from the already 16 available.
The fight starts on a metal platform surrounded by a spherical glass barrier. Beyond the glass walls you can see breath-taking cutting-edge technologies, like holograms or mechanical arms transporting androids.
The most impressive thing about this technology? There is a particular gravity in this arena as the fighters can walk on the glass barrier without having to jump!
Gravity Lab comes in two versions:
One of the most beautiful Opera in the world, the red and the gold dominate the place with some golden lion statues. There is even a classical orchestra playing for your fight. For once, a brutal fight can be classy.
Lions Court has one unique version
With two new fighters comes new Tag Moves as certain characters have a special moves together if they are affiliated.
In the Ascension mode, you can add now add a new type of "Upgrades" to your fighter: The Space Upgrades. This new type of Upgrades alters directly the stage where the battle takes place, bringing new mechanics to it. For example, adding Fire Trial in one of your Upgrade Slots will create fire pillars in the arena that both fighters have to avoid.
Create events on the fighting area
Like other Upgrades, the Space Upgrades can be activated at the beginning of the match if a fighter have it in their Upgrade Slots or activated when a player uses in Deity form if the Upgrade is in the Deity Upgrade Slots.
Mostly like the Downgrades, if a Space Upgrades is used during Online fights the winner gains 10% more Online points for each (different) Space Upgrades on both fighters.
|Thunderground||The ground is electric. When it shines, the fighters have to jump or they will be astonished by the following thunders.|
|Upside Down||The camera is turned upside down.|
|Fire Trial||Two fire pillars move in various direction through the arena inflicting damage when touched.|
|Blizzard||Ice balls fall from the sky freezing the fighter they touch. When a fighter is freezing, he can move and it's more vulnerable to the attack. To get out of a freezing state, the player have to move in all directions.|
Foods, sometimes, appear dropping somewhere on the arena from the opponents when you hit them (if they are on the ground, juggling or hit with a critical hit). Food will restore some of your health or deity meters.
List of Foods
|Capture Combos Upgrades|
|Houssem Combo||The fighter gains a new combo from Houssem's moveset.|
|Leïla Combo||The fighter gains a new combo from Leïla's moveset.|
New Ascension Challenges
Five new challenges make their apparition in the Ascension mode with Requiem from the Dune.
As secret challenges, you have to unlock them by doing specific action.
|Challenge 1A - Wink|
|Unlock||Win the 1st Challenge in Mercy mode|
|Specificity||Your opponent will, randomly, teleport himself behind your fighter.|
|Challenge 1B - Amanita|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 1A|
|Specificity||The fighters are Mushroomized.|
|Challenge 1C - Armageddon|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 1B|
|Specificity||Your opponent, in a permanent Deity Form, will only attack with unlimited Wrath Moves.|
|Price||Upgrade: Upside Down|
|Challenge 1D - Vampire Slayer|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 1C|
|Specificity||Your opponent regains some life with each of his hit landed.|
|Price||Upgrade: Fire Trial|
|Challenge 1E - Are you kidding?!|
|Unlock||Win the Challenge 1C with a Space Downgrades on your fighter|
|Specificity||The arena have Thunderground, Blizzard and Fire pillars all at once!|
New Outfit set
Now the player can also chose which costume the fighter will wear depending on his form, as opposed of the predetermined two outfits selections in the original game.
To do that, the player has now, on the character selection screen, a fourth outfit option where he can select, through the three different sets of costumes, the outfit of the human, the deity and, if available, the alternative deity forms.
In the VS mode, you can’t choose an outfit if it was already selected by the opponent.
When you finish the arcade mode with a fighter, you unlock a cinematic where is shown a memory from the fighter in the form of a slide of images. With two new fighters in Requiem from the Dunes, two new endings are unlockable.
With two new fighters in Requiem from the dunes, two new endings are unlockable in the Ascension mode.
The Heirs to the Wrath - Requiem from the Dunes DLC offers new tracks to the game. Following the Arabian themes, most of the new musics bring classical Arabian music sounds from the typical focus on electronic beats with, among others, the use of ouds and female vocal.
Unofficial Artworks & Fanarts
Thanks to all of you who took the time to draw the characters of Heirs to the Wrath! If you did an art about this game and want me to share it here just post it in the comments.
- Houssem's Deity form, Media, is heavily inspired by Cthulhu from the Lovecraft mytho. As Cthulhu doesn't belong to an ancient civilization mythology despite being very popular as a fictional deity, the HTTW Team choose to turn him into a robotic soldier.
- Special thanks to TechnoTigzon (t∣b∣c) for giving advice during the creation of Leïla
- New outfits for Saeko, Caleb, Elek-Trode and Qingyun were designed by users on Fantendo, respectively Pyrostar (t∣b∣c), Samtendo09 (t∣b∣c), FlamingoPhoenixFeathers (t∣b∣c) and Exotoro (t∣b∣c). Thanks to them!