A Detailed Look at Chapter 2: Bento Plains!

Hello again!

As promised, here’s a closer look at one of the new chapters we’ve talked about and showed briefly before…

 

Bento Plains is all about farmland, which brings a host of new farm-themed level mechanics
Bento Plains is all about farmland, which brings a host of new farm-themed level mechanics

 

The plains at sunset, providing much more shadow than broad daylight
The plains at sunset, providing much more shadow than broad daylight

 

 

Grain and rice make for very handy hiding places to help you sneak past enemies, and as you can imagine, this stuff is everywhere on a farm. It works similar to tall grass, except it’s VERY tall! No need to duck to take cover, you’ll be automatically hidden just by being behind it — even if you’re in the air!

Pigs, and sheep, and cows, oh my! You’ll find plenty of farmland friends to frolic with, but they’re not just there to look cute. All of the animals can be used as cover by hiding behind them, and they each have their own unique use that you can take advantage of.

Pigs are extra bouncy, letting you reach higher platforms…

… while fluffy sheep can be jumped into like a bush, and there’s even enough room in there to pull in a samurai or two!

And finally, cows can be used as dangerous weapons! Get them mad by jumping on their head a few times or hitting them with a projectile and they’ll start to stampede, taking out any enemies in their path — but be careful, they’ll take you out too!

 

Barns provide a totally new layer to the gameplay by letting you go inside for a detour! You can jump in through any of the four entrances and jump out through another to sneak past unaware enemies on the outside. Be careful though, because samurai can patrol in barns too! You’ll see an icon from the outside to warn you where they are, though, so you don’t have to worry about jumping in blind.

And that’s Bento Plains! I’ll be back next week with an update on the snow level, Shiro Mountain. See you then!

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