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If you’re a fan of slightly campy ARPGs based around eastern European mythology, then rejoice, for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing has some more DLC! And then be a bit sad, because that’s about the only game I can think of which fits that exacting description.

The Blue Blood DLC has gone live on Steam today, offering a new skill tree for the snarky Lady Katarina that may make her a bit more useful in combat. Abilities in this tree include buffs to her damage and survivability; a big AoE attack whenever she… well, she can’t die because she’s a ghost, but you know what I mean;, and a couple of debilitating auras to weaken and slow enemies. Van Helsing himself gets a few neat powers, too, with the Aura of Counterbalance giving Katarina HP every time he spends Rage, and Ghostly Mirage temporarily creating a pair of extra Katarinas.

£1.49 to you, squire.

And just in case you thought there was nowhere left in the game for you to use these, the Scenario Mode has also been updated with a pair of new scenarios – one in Croakwood, and one in The Rookery – plus a new reward system that lets you upgrade all characters you’ve created.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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