Hades mod adds four new Gods to the game's pantheon

Hades mod adds four new Gods to the game's pantheon
Images via Supergiant Games

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Tom Chapman


7th Jun 2022 12:46

Zagreus has some new foes to face, as Supergiant Games' Hades just got a massive update. When you're bored of facing the Furies for the 1000th time, how about some new gods and monsters to help or hinder the plucky young Zag?

Back in 2020, the colourful roguelike took us to the corpse-riddled depths of the Grecian underworld and tasked Zagreus with escaping from his father's clutches. If you haven't played Hades, be prepared to die a lot as level up and slash your way through Meg, the Bone Hydra, and the big man himself. There are the gods of Olympus here to lend a hand, but as you know, they aren't always on your side.

What New Gods Are Coming To Hades?

Apollo Hades
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Nexus Mods

Four new gods are raining their wrath on Hades as part of the OlympusExtra mod. Over on Nexus Mods, the mod's description reads, "OlympusExtra is a Hades DLC mod which adds new gods and boons to the Hades game. This includes unique effects, god's curses, duo boons, voicelines, and more."

Currently, there is only Apollo who's joined the roster. The rest are "still in the early stages of development," but expect Hera, Hestia, and Hephaestus to join the party soon. Looking at Apollo, there is the usual crop of casts and boons, with his Golden Fleece boon (gaining a reroll for every 100 coins collected) sounding like a must-have.

As for the others, Hera (the Greek Goddess of women, marriage, and childbirth) Hestia (Hearth and Home), and Hephaestus (God of Fire) are expected to have suitably themed casts and boons to mix things up a bit. Sadly, the fact this is a mod means you'll only be able to add the four new gods if you play Hades on PC.

Will There Be A Hades 2?

Update: November 1, 2023:

Good news, folks - Hades 2 is coming, as revealed at The Game Awards 2022.

Even better news is that the sequel will start Early Access in Q2 of 2024, according to Supergiant Games.

"We now can confirm we're planning for Hades II to launch in Early Access in Q2 2024 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. We'll have more details on the exact date, pricing, and system requirements closer to that time."

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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