Apple Arcade's Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeo‪n gets a Character Progression system, more

Oceanhorn Chronos Dungeon Screenshot
Oceanhorn Chronos Dungeon Screenshot (Image credit: Cornfox & Brothers)

What you need to know

  • Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon has been updated with a new Character Progression system and more.
  • An improved onboarding system has been added as well.

Popular Apple Arcade RPG Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon has received a big new update that includes, among other things, a new Character Progression system that uses XP and levels to unlock new skills.

Developer Cornfox & Brothers says it's been looking at gamer feedback and making changes based on what it's been told. The result is a lengthy list of changes headed by that new Character Progression system. But there's a lot more going on in here beyond that.

The full rundown of improvements in this latest update includes:

  • A brand new Character Progression system – gain XPs and conquer each hero's Skill Path!
  • Skill Paths unlock each Character's latent potential and include absorbing damage, increasing reach and knockback effects, immunities, new upgraded attacks, and much more. Make your heroes faster, stronger, and more awesome as you negotiate each new floor of the dungeon
  • Heroes' Traits are now explained in the Skill Path screen
  • Better onboarding – Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon now has a welcoming introductory level and is overall a better experience for first-time players
  • A new tab-based format for the menus: now everything has its tab, and all the essential info are at your fingertips
  • On-screen instructions for joining local multiplayer games, enhanced by a revamped Character selection screen
  • New level tiles and named dungeon floors make for more distinct challenges while adding lore details
  • Easy mode added
  • Enter the Skeleton Mage enemy!
  • Want to know what something does before buying? – Shops now have item descriptions!
  • Four new music tracks added
  • Death is now more forgiving, and the Game Over screen includes juicy bits of lore
  • UI tweaks and balance improvements all across the board

The new update is available via the App Store now and is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. You'll need an Apple Arcade subscription to take this in and at $4.99 per month it's well worth it.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.