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Crypt of the Necrodancer: Amplified trailer heralds next week's release

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Rhythm roguelike Crypt of the Necrodancer—as far as I can tell, it's still the only one—has a DLC expansion that's already out in early access, but if you prefer to wait until things are finished before you consume them, you'll be pleased to hear that Amplified will release, for real, next week. How 'next week'? July 12 next week, that's how.

Amplified takes place before Necrodancer proper, introducing a vampiric new protagonist named Nocturna (pictured above), but more importantly an additional zone, extra clobber, and more than 20 new tracks. Get yourself pumped up by watching the banging launch trailer, below.

If you're wondering what we thought of it, have a read of Chris Thursten's review. He called it a "beautifully designed, tough, and cheerful roguelike that rewards perseverance with a singular feeling of finesse."

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.