There's a scythe that cuts reality in Amid Evil's expansion

It's been a good couple of days for retro shooter fans, what with PowerSlave Exhumed, Cultic, Core Decay, and John Romero's Sigil 2 being in the news. Let's add one more to the pile. The Black Labyrinth, an expansion for the game whose website redirects from, has a gameplay trailer. 

The Black Labyrinth will serve as a prequel to Amid Evil, containing new levels, new enemies, and new weapons as well as "new Andrew Hulshult placeholder music". [Note: Dave Oshry contacted us to clarify that, of course, that's just a joke, saying, "The music is definitely not a placeholder in actuality, heh."] The trailer shows a scythe thing that can shoot a row of purple energy blasts or just slice open reality and strand enemies in the void. I guess if your base game comes with a staff that shoots planets you need to go large for the DLC. There's also a pair of spiked gauntlets. I figure they'll probably let you punch enemies through time so a dinosaur eats them or something.

There's still no release date for The Black Labyrinth beyond New Blood Interactive's standard "SoonTM", but there are plenty of other retro shooters to play in the meantime. Did I mention that Blood-esque FPS Cultic has a demo?

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.