The strategy RPG Wargroove is getting its first big piece of free DLC on February 6, according to developer Chucklefish. That date will bring the “Double Trouble” expansion to most platforms: PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The one exception is PS4, which will be getting the DLC at an unspecified later date.
Double Trouble is designed to be ideal for co-op and features a new story with an entirely new faction. The new Outlaw Commanders include Wulfar, the twins Errol and Orla, and Vesper. You’ll get access to two new unit types, Thieves and Riflemen. The update will also include new Arcade missions, new map editor features, and expanded options for Quick Play and custom campaigns. It will also be accompanied by a new balance patch for several units and commanders.
The Double Trouble expansion recently caused some trouble for Chucklefish, as it received criticism for casting white actors to play three new characters of color. The outcry was enough to prompt a response from the developer, explaining its decision and promising to do better in the future.
Wargroove is a retro-styled strategy game modeled after games like Advance Wars, though with a fantasy setting. GameSpot’s review gave it an 8/10 for its deep strategy and suite of creation tools.
“Wargroove is a delight to play, and the possibility of an endless supply of content for it is a tantalizing prospect,” wrote Chris Pereira. “Chucklefish could have offered up a prettied-up take on Advance Wars with online multiplayer and called it a day. Instead, it’s made meaningful improvements that make this both a satisfying answer to starved Advance Wars fans’ wishes and a genuinely great experience on its own merits.”
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