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Core Keeper 1.0 Update Introduces Revamped World Generation, PvP, A New Biome & Much More, Launching August 27

Major new content and features coming at the full launch of the hit sandbox adventure

LONDON, UK – June 9, 2024 – Pugstorm and Fireshine Games are delighted to announce the first details on Core Keeper’s 1.0 update, revealing major new features coming to the hit mining sandbox adventure game when it launches into 1.0 on Steam on August 27th. 

The new 1.0 content will also be available day one in the console versions of Core Keeper via a downloadable update when the game launches on the Nintendo Switch™ system, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, the PlayStation®5 (PS5) system, and the PlayStation®4 system on August 27th.

Watch the Core Keeper – 1.0 Content Update Reveal Trailer:

Coming to Core Keeper for the very first time, the 1.0 update will introduce brand new PvP functionality, an entirely revamped world generation system and a mysterious new biome to explore: The Passage. Players can also look forward to two brand new combat styles with the introduction of the Mage and Warlock builds, plus new skill trees, equipment, enemies, bosses and the conclusive chapter to Core Keeper’s main story, alongside much, much more.

Take a look below for more information on some of the new content coming with Core Keeper’s 1.0 update, and check out the official 1.0 Content Update Reveal Trailer on YouTube.

Revamped World Generation & New World Seeds

Prepare for an entirely new way to generate your underground world, with player-customisable parameters to determine each world’s features, resources, terrain, and more. Prefer your cave system to be more like an ocean? No problem. Turn rivers and lakes up to Extreme to generate a world surrounded by water. The introduction of World Seeds will also let players easily share their generated world designs with friends.

The new world generation feature replaces Core Keeper’s existing system. While legacy worlds will still be playable at the launch of 1.0, Early Access players are strongly encouraged to begin a new world to experience the game’s complete set of features.

New Story Content

Discover extraordinary secrets and witness the conclusive chapter to Core Keeper’s main story arc. Following their battles with the Titans and uncovering the remnants of ancient Caveling technologies, Explorers will finally get to unearth the secret of the Core and behold the phenomenon behind their teleportation to Core Keeper’s mysterious ancient world.

PvP Functionality

Coming at the launch of 1.0, Core Keeper’s brand new PvP functionality lets friends become foes to battle it out for supremacy in the underground. Designed as an entirely optional feature, PvP can be toggled on or off directly from the pause menu. Assign teams or be the last Explorer standing in this competitive new playstyle. Will you live peacefully alongside your cavernous companions, or build up your base to skirmish with rival cave dwellers?

New Biome: “The Passage”

Venture deep into The Passage, an eerie new endgame biome for experienced Core Keeper players. Navigate The Passage’s mysterious otherworldly forests and hazardous sulphuric vegetation to encounter unusual new threats, mine the brand new resource Pandorium, and discover new crafting stations to create advanced weapons and equipment.

New Mage & Warlock Combat Styles

Embark on your underground adventure with two additional Explorer types to choose from – the Mage and the Warlock – with new skill trees, equipment, weapons and a brand new ‘Mana’ resource. Wield your staff as a powerful Mage to unleash magical new attacks, or summon minions to fight by your side as an almighty Warlock. Catering to playstyles of a more magical nature, get ready for Core Keeper’s enchanting underground to become, well… even more enchanting!

New Bosses, Enemies & Equipment

Encounter multiple new bosses – the most introduced in a single Core Keeper update yet – including Druidra, Cryodra and Pyrdra, the hydras of nature, ice and lava, and providing an unexpected technological twist to Core Keeper’s traditional boss fights. Discover new enemies to battle, including new additions to existing biomes, and craft advanced new equipment to help you survive the ancient underground.

And More!

Meet two adorable new pets: the Pheromoth and the Snugglygrade, and discover the Dodo, a new cattle type roaming the underground; relax with some fishing to find unusual new marine life unique to The Passage; and locate mysterious new Waypoints to traverse the caverns even more efficiently. With so much to uncover, Core Keeper’s 1.0 content update promises to be the game’s biggest update yet.

Nominated for ‘Best Early Access Launch’ at the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 and with over 2 million copies already sold, Core Keeper is an award-winning mining sandbox adventure that can be played single-player or with friends, and where your choices shape an epic journey. 

Harvest relics and resources to build your base, craft advanced tools, and explore a dynamically evolving world waiting to be unearthed. Explore mysterious biomes, level up your skills, encounter the Cavelings, defeat legendary Titans, and unveil the power of the Core. Grow your garden, fish in mysterious waters, master recipes, hatch pets, drive vehicles, and carve out your own unique adventure alone or with friends in an enchanting underground sandbox.

Core Keeper is available now on Steam Early Access, and will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC 1.0 on August 27th.

About Pugstorm

Pugstorm is an award-winning development studio specialising in juicy pixel art games that will make your inner dog bark with joy. For more information, please visit pugstorm.eu

About Fireshine Games

Fireshine Games is a global publisher of digital and physical videogames based in London, England. Originally established in 2014 under the name Sold Out, Fireshine Games works with studio giants such as Team 17, Rebellion and Frontier Developments as well as introducing new indie dev studios to the world like Pugstorm, Stonewheat & Sons, Spiral Circus, ColePowered Games and many more – publishing for physical and digital distribution. Fireshine is also part of the EG7 group of companies. For more information on Fireshine Games and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at fireshinegames.co.uk