ION LANDS Release Cloudpunk DLC & Announce Cyberpunk Life-Sim
Developer ION LANDS have released a “sequel-sized” DLC for their critically acclaimed game Cloudpunk, and announced a spin-off cyberpunk life-sim called Nivalis.
Cloudpunk released back in April of 2020 to critical acclaim. It scored an 8/10 from PC Gamer, and 90% positive reviews on Steam. It is a story-based cyberpunk exploration game centred around a Cloudpunk driver named Rania. The developers, ION LANDS, wanted the DLC to be much bigger than the base game, and include a whole new set of features. The DLC, named City of Ghosts, includes a second playable character, street racing, vehicle customisation alongside a fully-voiced narrative that is longer than the base game. Marko Dieckmann, the Studio Head at ION LANDS, said that the team had put their “hearts and souls into this expansion”.
Players will take control of Rania and an all-new character Hayse. The DLC takes place after the events of Cloudpunk, in which Rania has managed to anger the courier corporation Curzona. While she attempts to outrun those that wish to harm her, Hayse attempts to clear his massive debts by the end of the night. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the new features:
Experience a brand-new storyline that exceeds the length of the original game
Unlock unique endings depending on what decisions you made in both the DLC and the original story
Choose from five different HOVA models each with varying stats
Take part in a brand-new street racing campaign
Explore new areas, meet a whole new cast of characters and uncover startling mysteries across the cyberpunk cityscape
Enjoy an extended soundtrack with a whopping 109 minutes of new tracks
What Is Nivalis?
Alongside the release of the City of Ghosts DLC for Cloudpunk, ION LANDS also announced a brand-new spin-off game set in the Cloudpunk universe. The new game is called Nivalis and will be a cyberpunk life-sim. Players will start off small with a basic food stall, noodle stand or a stim store. Eventually, you’ll be able to expand and run bars, restaurants or even a nightclub. There’s a whole slew of additional things for you to do, which I will list below:
Run various businesses from small food stands to bustling nightclubs
Manage everything from the purchasing or growth of ingredients to the dishes and cocktails made
Take a break and go fishing for the day. You’ve earned it
Decorate your home or upgrade and purchase new properties
Travel on foot or in your HOVA
Meet the various inhabitants of Nivalis, make friends and maybe even find love