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14 April, 2014

The Shadow Sun on Sale, Update Adds Canine Companion

In Episode 2 of Grab It we reviewed The Shadow Sun - a fantastic Western RPG developed specifically for iOS by Ossian Studios - and gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

In our verdict we concluded; "Ossian Studios has created a world that feels like it has always been there, with its lore and world constructed with love. Add exciting combat and hours of quests, and The Shadow Sun is a genuine iOS RPG classic that could make a console jealous." (Grab the issue and read the full review)

Today Ossian Studios released an update for the game that adds your very own pet dog companion that will travel with and fight alongside you. I jumped straight into the game this evening to find out more. 

After the opening story exposition and a couple of fights, which all act as the game's tutorial section, your new canine companion will be waiting for you in the hideout. You'll get the opportunity to name the dog yourself which is a nice touch - I named mine Bob.

After that I headed off to the Warehouse District for my first encounter with Bob by my side. He'll attack your enemies, or guard you if you choose to put him in support mode for some extra defence. When not in a fight, Bob loped reassuringly by my side. During your adventure you'll now find toys and treats to improve your dog's stats. It's a fun addition to an already great game.

Also included in this update are some camera improvements and bug fixes. 

Check out the trailer below, and grab the game here if you haven't already. It's on sale at the moment too for a reduced price. Finally, for a deeper look at what constitutes a Western RPG, have a read of our ABC of RPGs article here.

Garry Balogh

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