La Mulana EX coming to Vita this week

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I already own this… But I’ll buy it again.

When I first got my Vita I was super excited at the prospect of playing certain indie games on the go. Rogue Legacy, Binding of Isaac, Spelunky and, of course, La Mulana. The first three became a reality quite early on but since it was announced, La Mulana has been hiding in the shadows, until now.

The Playstation Blog have a fantastic feature about La Mulana EX, coming to Vita on March 4th, giving newcomers an insight into what the game is about, and for veterans what the EX in the title means. Here’s the official spiel about that bit:

For starters, the new Monster Bestiary is where you can check out details of every monster you slay and character you meet. It’s useful to read, but you’ll also get to see some wonderful art for the creatures in the ruins. We were amazed when we saw how much previously unseen art there was for La-Mulana, so this was the perfect way to show it off!

We’ve also tweaked the gameplay. La-Mulana lets you go almost anywhere you like from the start, which can be a bit daunting to some. When we first started developing La-Mulana EX, the plan was to have two modes: the original version for returning players and a revised adventure that was more accessible for new players. However, as time went on, we decided to bring both versions together in a way that improves the experience for everyone.

Of course, this doesn’t mean we’ve made La-Mulana EX easier! Trust me, it’s still just as challenging as ever – it’s just also more accessible for those who might be too scared to enter the ruins otherwise. The signposting is improved, some of the puzzles and obstacles have been altered slightly (don’t rely on your memories if you’ve played the game before!), it’s now possible to undo the ‘Hard Mode’ curse if you want to and so on. We’ve even added more languages (French and German, on top of English, Spanish and Russian) and improved the old translations, so now even more people can enjoy La-Mulana than ever before!

Long story short; this is the definitive version of La Mulana (the undoing of the Hard Mode curse immediately makes that the case!)