April 15, 2024

Picture: Pocketpair

One in every of 2024‘s breakout hits is the monster-taming survival title Palworld. Whereas nonetheless technically in early entry, the sport’s melting pot of well-liked genres has helped it shortly attain widespread recognition and obtain excessive gross sales since January 19. Now developer Pocketpair is able to add extra content material to the sport within the type of its first raid, known as Bellanoir.

Revealed through a March 15 post on the sport’s X (previously Twitter) account, Bellanoir would be the inaugural raid for Palworld. Whereas the submit didn’t give any particulars on a launch date for the raid past a nebulous promise that it will likely be “coming quickly,” a brief trailer did exhibit the central new Pal on the coronary heart of the raid battle. Bellanoir, which additionally provides the raid battle its title, is a humanoid determine whose design makes it appear to be she is sporting a flowy black gown with lengthy sleeves. Bellanoir floats with a blue flame beneath what seems to be the skirt of the gown and he or she has darkish blue hair overlaying their face. Palworld has been accused of plagiarizing Pokémon because the sport launched into early entry, which Pocketpair has denied, and it’s simple to make comparisons between Bellanoir and Gardevoir, the Pokémon that first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

The trailer largely targeted on Bellanoir’s seems so we don’t truly know a lot about what Palworld’s raid battles might be like. Although the submit saying the raid warns gamers that “Solely probably the most expert Pal Tamers stand an opportunity towards her.” It’s secure to imagine raid battles will doubtless really feel much like world bosses in video games like Diablo, providing gamers a high-level problem.

The announcement of the primary raid battle is an thrilling replace for Palworld. Since its launch into early entry in January, subsequent updates to the sport have targeted on bug fixes and balancing adjustments, slightly than substantial additions to content material. Bellanoir adjustments that by introducing the primary main gameplay replace.