Hades Mod Adding Apollo Music God Almost Looks Like Official DLC

In case you missed the roguelike hit of 2020 hades (opens in new tab), is filled with the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology. And you know each one of them very well, as you die repeatedly as you try to fight your way out of hell. Most of the big names are there: Athena, Dionysus, Zeus and more. But there were a few other gods left out of the cast list, including Apollo, son of Zeus and twin brother of Artemis. A few years later, this blasphemous omission has been corrected: thanks to this fan mod, you can add the god of music to your next run in Hades.

Posted by AlexKage on Nexusmods (opens in new tab) and spotted by reset era (opens in new tab), the OlympusExtra mod aims to expand the pantheon that Hades already offers. Although Apollo is the only addition at the moment, there are plans to also include Hera, Hestia and Hephaestus in the lineup. Right now, Apollo is the focus, so let’s take a look at what his powers entail.

As with any of the other gods, there are boons and a souvenir to collect as you play. Also, there are dual benefits for Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, and Demeter. If you hit a chamber where you have to choose between Apollo’s power and another god, there’s also an Apollo’s Wrath event where he throws a little tantrum for being the second choice. He really is the son of Zeus.

Even with just Apollo, OlympusExtra is already well developed, and oh my God, Apollo’s art looks like it’s straight out of the original game, harp bow and all. The mod is still a work in progress, with more duo boons planned and exclusive voice lines and sound effects currently missing.

The page on Nexusmods doesn’t show everything it adds with Apollo, but there are already videos of people playing the mod out there that might give you a better look.

Apollo’s signature curse that nerfs his enemies is called Blind. The description in Github (opens in new tab) where AlexKage houses the mod code describes it like this: “For at least 3 seconds, victims have a 50% chance to miss the next attack”. The benefits you collect will inflict Blinds in different ways, but there are also additional effects like enemies affected by Blinds taking more damage and even sources giving you damage resistance or extra coins. Apollo in this interpretation appears to be a self-obsessed musician, so it’s clear he likes a little extra cash.

We’ll be keeping an eye on OlympusExtra for these extra gods as we’d love to see how they play too.

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