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Visceral wants to “foster a sense of community” with Trials of St. Lucia DLC

Thursday, 25th March 2010 19:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Visceral has said that it hopes the Trials of St. Lucia pack for Dante’s Inferno fosters a sense of community among players with its level editor.

Speaking during a round-table interview session VG247 was part of, lead designer Greg Rizzer said that he hopes the level editor has a long shelf life and gives gamers a reason to keep playing.

“When this comes out, we hope it does well,” he said. “We know it’s different, I mean, Trials HD’s level editor was a bit hard to use, and other games have had user created levels too, but what we are trying to do with Lucia is foster a sense of community.

“When you create the trials, people can rate it and there will be leaderboards where the community can get involved and earn points and medals for trying other user’s stuff. There is also a milestone system, where you play a level 5-10 times you get a milestone.

“Because of this, we hope the longevity is good and we waiting to see how it does. We want to create value for the DLC and keep people happy.

“It is a different product, as most DLC is just a new level or a new Map Pack. It also has co-op, and while not split screen, the co-op is fun and I cant wait for you guys to play because it brings a new component to the content.”

As far as continuing to support Dante’s Inferno with more DLC or adding more content to the level editor, Rizzer told us that the team plans to “wait and see how well this does first”.

Those wondering if the DLC was already included on the disc and just unlocked with a purchase can also wonder no more, because according to Rizzer, it was much too large to put onto one disc.

“No it is not on the disc,” he said. “It is a large expansion pack and it could not fit on the disc anyway”.

Trials of St. Lucia lands on PS3 and Xbox 360 April 29 for $9.99/800 MS Points.

We’ll have more on our round-table with Rizzer later. Meanwhile, check out a video of the level editor in action here.

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5 Comments

  1. JimFear666

    wtf… 9,99$ if we want to play online… I’ll pass. Btw… A fucking blu-ray is 50gig and you tell me that it cant fit into a disc when your game is probably … 7gig?
    I hate thos people who think we’re dumb!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Sini

    …riight.
    *moves away from JimFear666*

    #2 4 years ago
  3. xino

    on disc!? he probarbly means Xbox 360 disc.

    The farking xbox 360 disc is always slowing down developers, because what ever trash xbox 360 looks like, must always look the same on PS3:/

    JimFear666
    The price is actually prefect, only for 360, because it’s only 800ps. You pay £8 and you get 1000ps, when you pay for the package you get 200ps extra.
    Whereas PSN, you use real farking money to pay and you don’t get any extras.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gheritt White

    its level editor, not “it’s”.

    /grammar_nazi

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    Yeah. It’s not “it is” level editor. :) If that is all you found Gherritt, then my fingers did good for once. Wait. God, no. Don’t go looking ;). Tell me, if you can, why is it that one never makes those mistakes with pen and paper? At least I never do. Then again, I failed typing in high school because all I did was write short stories and pass them around class :D

    Back on the subject *wink* – @1 – Just playing Devil’s Advocate here – but the DLC contains 40 trials. 25 of which are single-player and 15 co-operative. There are rankings, leaderboards, medals, etc. The developers have implemented a system that allows you to add as many enemies to your created trial as possible, and the level of difficulty for each is on a sliding scale so that 60 FPS can be maintained. There are 12 different environments, five from the game, 26 enemies to choose, the new Death Knight being one of them as well as the Summoner and new Fire Sprites referenced in the post.

    You can also set conditions. Like take no damage through the whole match, hit so many combos, etc. You can can set up six trials total, add health fountains, traps and suicide-inducers. You can then load these trials up and allow other players to download them.

    For all that, $9.99 is rather cheap. They have to pay for it somehow. Otherwise, there would not be funds for more DLC in the future.

    #5 4 years ago

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