Apotheon

Apotheon
Apotheon
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Trophies Bronze trophy.png   18 Silver trophy.png   4 Gold trophy.png   1 Platinum trophy.png
Platform PS4 Ps4.png   
Platinum difficulty medium
Platinum time 12 – 25 hours
Playthroughs needed 1 – 2
DLC packages none
GenreMetroidvania
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List of Trophies
(platinum)Omnipotence 
(silver)Fence 
(silver)Panapoly 
(silver)Tallyman 
(silver)Party Crasher 
(silver)Nature's Blessing 
(silver)Cloak and Dagger 
(silver)From the Grave 
(silver)Master Huntsman 
(silver)Just a Taste 
(silver)Bounty 
(silver)A Gift for a Goddess 
(silver)Demand for Supply 
(silver)Precious Metal 
(silver)Treasure Hunter 
(silver)Irresistible 
(silver)Message Lost 
(silver)Inebriate 
(silver)Smithy 
(gold)A Hero's Due  missable glitchy
(gold)Divine Wrath  collectible
(gold)Apotheosis 
(gold)Olympian 
(bronze)Apollo's Lyre  unmissable
(bronze)Crest of Ares  unmissable
(bronze)Aegis of Athena  unmissable
(bronze)Sheaf of Demeter  unmissable
(bronze)Trident of Poseidon  unmissable
(bronze)Thunderbolt of Zeus  unmissable
(bronze)Mount Olympus  unmissable
(bronze)Bow of Artemis  unmissable

Apotheon is a 2D sidescrolling action game based on Greek Mythology. While its level design is similar to that of a Metroidvania-type game (like Guacamelee! or Super Metroid), with many secrets and collectibles to find, it does not bestow the player with powerups that enhance that player's mobility as the game progresses. It also has a larger focus on action/combat than most Metroidvania games. It was offered as a free Playstation Plus game in North America and Europe in February 2015.[1]

Contents

RoadmapEdit

Step 1: Play through the gameEdit

First, just play through the game. Whether you play on Champion difficulty or Warrior difficulty does not matter, so you are free to play however you want. The only missable trophy is A Hero's Due (gold) (as it is possible for treasure chests to become stuck or glitched – see guide for details) and there is no point of no return, since the game automatically makes 3 autosaves for you, and one of them will always be from before the final boss fight. In this step, you will earn at least the following trophies:

(bronze)Apollo's Lyre  unmissable
(bronze)Crest of Ares  unmissable
(bronze)Aegis of Athena  unmissable
(bronze)Sheaf of Demeter  unmissable
(bronze)Trident of Poseidon  unmissable
(bronze)Thunderbolt of Zeus  unmissable
(bronze)Mount Olympus  unmissable
(bronze)Bow of Artemis  unmissable

Step 2: Collectibles and side questsEdit

Now go back to a save from before the final boss and collect all trophies other than Olympian (gold). In particular, you will be working toward Divine Wrath (gold) and Divine Wrath (gold), as well as the following side quest trophies:

(silver)Fence 
(silver)Panapoly 
(silver)Tallyman 
(silver)Party Crasher 
(silver)Nature's Blessing 
(silver)Cloak and Dagger 
(silver)From the Grave 
(silver)Master Huntsman 
(silver)Just a Taste 
(silver)Bounty 
(silver)A Gift for a Goddess 
(silver)Demand for Supply 
(silver)Precious Metal 
(silver)Treasure Hunter 
(silver)Irresistible 
(silver)Message Lost 
(silver)Inebriate 
(silver)Smithy 
(gold)Apotheosis 

Just follow the guides for those trophies in any order that you like; they can be done in almost any order, and they are almost entirely independent of each other.

Step 3: Olympian difficultyEdit

Now that you have completed the game, you are able to select "Olympian difficulty" when starting a new game. Olympian difficulty, compared to Warrior difficulty (the standard difficulty), is harder in the following ways:

  • No health recharge
  • Getting hit interrupts your attacks
  • Enemies deal 50% more damage
  • Enemies have 15% more health
  • Enemies have 50% faster attack speed

See Olympian (gold) for tips on clearing this difficulty setting. Alternatively, there is a glitch that lets you skip almost the entire game on Olympian difficulty and only have to defeat the final boss. See the trophy guide for details. Once you beat the game on Olympian difficulty, you will earn Omnipotence (platinum).

TrophiesEdit

Omnipotence
Omnipotence
Omnipotence Omnipotence [add/edit tips]
Unlock all other Trophies

This trophy is awarded for earning all trophies in the game.

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Fence
Fence
Fence Fence [add/edit tips]
Access the Refugee stash in the Forest

First, go to the Agora and enter the Refugee Commonhouse. Break into it, and find the Refugee Note at the top-left of the area. The note mentioned a person named Dorian in the Sewers. Enter the Sewers from the Agora, and Dorian will be just to the left. If you kill him, he will drop the Forest Stash Key. Now to to the Forest, and from the Forest go to the Swamp. In the Swamp, near the center-left of the area, there is another exit that you can take that leads back to a new area in the bottom-right corner of the Forest. Take this door, and then shortly after it will be a door that you can unlock with the Forest Stash Key.

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Panapoly
Panapoly
Panapoly Panapoly [add/edit tips]
Access the Agora Armoury

To earn this trophy, first get the "Guardhouse Key" which is located at the top-left corner of the Market area of the Agora. Then go to the long tunnel in the bottom-center area of the Agora – you will see a locked door that you can use the Guardhouse Key to open. This trophy will unlock upon unlocking the door and entering.

Despite the trophy's description, it is not earned for entering the Agora Armoury, which is located slightly northeast of the Guardhouse Barracks.

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Tallyman
Tallyman
Tallyman Tallyman [add/edit tips]
Access the Agora Market Scroll-keeper's Office

First, go to the Agora and enter the Sewers. In the center of the area, there is a door that you have to pick with a lockpick. Do so, and you will find the Scroll-Keeper's Office Key behind it. Now go back to the Agora, then go to the right a bit to the Market and enter. At the top-right of the Market is a door that you can open with your new key; doing so unlocks the trophy.

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Party Crasher
Party Crasher
Party Crasher Party Crasher [add/edit tips]
Access the Symposium of the Sun in Apollo's hall

First, go to the Agora. The first door to the right of the Market door will be a locked door that leads to a house. Enter it (pick the lock) and get the Symposium of the Sun Seal. Then go to Apollo's main area – you will see a locked door right in the middle of it, on the main level. Open it with the Symposium of the Sun Seal, enter, and the trophy unlocks right away.

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Nature's Blessing
Nature's Blessing
Nature's Blessing Nature's Blessing [add/edit tips]
Access the Secret Grove at the Shrine of the Nymphs

First, go to the right-hand side of the Agora and open (with a lockpick) a locked door that is simply marked as "House". Once inside, there will be another door you have to lockpick to the right, and opening it will free two slaves and give you the "Blosem of Artemis". Then go to the Forest, and right in the center of the area is a door to the Sanctuary of the Nymphs – enter it. Immediately to your right in this new area is a door that you can open with the Blosem of Artemis, which unlocks this trophy.

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Cloak and Dagger
Cloak and Dagger
Cloak and Dagger Cloak and Dagger [add/edit tips]
Access the Assassin Stash in the Swamps

First, go to the Agora Market and find the Blackmarket Merchant. Buy the Assassin Stash Key from him for 100 coins. Then go to the Swamp (it's an area past the Forest) and open the locked door at the bottom-right corner of the area.

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From the Grave
From the Grave
From the Grave From the Grave [add/edit tips]
Meet the Necromancer in Hades

First, go to the Forest and meet the witch (dive underwater in the left area and then find the secret tunnel up to the left), who gives you the Sigil of the Necromancer. Then go to Hades, and on the right-hand side there is a door that the Sigil unlocks. Follow the path beyond that door and you will eventually run into the Necromancer. The trophy unlocks as soon as you see him.

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Master Huntsman
Master Huntsman
Master Huntsman Master Huntsman [add/edit tips]
Access the Hunter's Trove in the Forest

First, enter the Hunter's Lodge at the top center of the Forest. There will be a section of floor at the bottom-left that you can break with an explosive like Greek Fire. Go down into the hole and find the Hunter's Note, which will tell you to kill 3 special animals (Golden Hare, Ivory Stag, and a special bird). These animals can now all be found in the main Forest area, so just run around until you encounter them (their name is written on them in big letters, so you can't miss them when you find them). Each one drops a "Trophy of the Wild" item when killed. Once you have all three, go to the far top-right corner of the Forest area and open the three locked doors with those three trophies.

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Just a Taste
Just a Taste
Just a Taste Just a Taste [add/edit tips]
Access Apollo's nectar cellar

From the Agora, go through the large set of doors to the Vineyard of Dionysus. At the top center, on top of some ceiling rafters, is the Nectar Cellar Key. Then go to Apollo's Palace and go to the Servants' Quarters (slightly left of the center of the area). At the bottom of the Servants' Quarters is a locked door that you can open with the Nectar Cellar Key. At the bottom-right of this new area will be an obscured door that you can open with a lockpick. After opening it, shoot an arrow into it to activate a hidden switch that opens a door to the left. Once you enter this newly-unlocked room, the trophy pops.

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Bounty
Bounty
Bounty Bounty [add/edit tips]
Root out the assassins in the Acropolis

In the mid-level area of the Acropolis is a man named Fotis. If you talk to him, he gives you a Trapdoor Key. Use that key on the floor immediately to the left of the Market door. Once inside, you will be ambushed. Kill the attackers, and then go back and kill Fotis. He will drop a note. Once you have picked up the note, go back to the Olympian Gates. On the stairs at the right-hand side, you will be ambushed again. The trophy unlocks when you kill these attackers.

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A Gift for a Goddess
A Gift for a Goddess
A Gift for a Goddess A Gift for a Goddess [add/edit tips]
Access Kleio's gift in the Acropolis

In the Acropolis, directly east of the Travel altar, is a door to a house. Enter the house, and once inside, use a lockpick to open a door at the top. Once inside this room, the trophy will unlock.

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Demand for Supply
Demand for Supply
Demand for Supply Demand for Supply [add/edit tips]
Access the Merchant Stockpile in the Acropolis

In the Acropolis, just northwest of the main entrance, there is a house. Go into that house, and past a lockpick door or two, you will find the Merchant Stockpile Key. Now go to the Acropolis Market. There is a section of floor that you can blow up with an explosive like Greek Fire. Do so, and then open the door directly below with the Merchant Stockpile Key. The trophy unlocks as soon as you descend past that door.

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Precious Metal
Precious Metal
Precious Metal Precious Metal [add/edit tips]
Access the Gold Mine in the Sea

First, go to the Acropolis and enter Hephaestus' Forge. On the far right side of the area, you will find the Mineshaft Key. Then go to the Sea portion of Poseidon's level. On the sea grid, you will see an island in the bottom row, second space from the left. Go there. You will find an entrance to a Gold Mine on this island, which you can open with the Mineshaft Key. The trophy unlocks upon stepping inside.

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Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter Treasure Hunter [add/edit tips]
Access the sunken wreck of the Euphemia in the Sea

Warning: This trophy is glitched and unobtainable without patch 1.02 installed. Make sure your game is patched before attempting this trophy.

First, go to the Harbor of the Tides. A bit west of the main entrance is a house with two entrances (one above the other). Enter the house from both entrances; each one leads to a switch you can activate. Once you have activated both switches, go inside the lower entrance of the house and follow the now-open path to the Raider Stash Key. Then go to the Sea, and go to the island in the far north-east corner of the map. There you will find an entrance to a cave. Inside the cave, at the top-right, you will find a door you can open with the Raider Stash Key. Inside, you will find the Euphemia Navigational Notes.

Now go back to the Sea map, and go to the square that is one square south of the horse icon. Underwater here, in one of the far-left chambers, is a fat fish that doesn't attack. Kill it, and it will drop the Euphemia Cabin Key. After picking the key up, go back to the Sea map and go to the square in the far south-west corner. Once there, hop overboard and go straight down (don't worry, you won't die). You will eventually find a shipwreck that you can enter with the Euphemia Cabin Key. Entering the shipwreck should unlock the trophy.

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Irresistible
Irresistible
Irresistible Irresistible [add/edit tips]
Aquire the Cestus of Aphrodite

In the Agora, there is a door that leads to the Chambers of Aphrodite. In there, talk to Aphrodite and then destroy a bunch of objects in the room. This will upset her, prompting Eros to start firing arrows at you. You have to get Eros to accidentally hit Aphrodite with his arrows 3 times. If you get hit by an arrow even once, you are kicked out of the area and have to start over again.

One way to make this much easier is to use a few Flasks of Warding. If you are hit by an arrow when a Flask is active (they each last 25 seconds), then you will not be kicked out. Watched the following video guide to see this method in action:

Irresistible trophy (easy way)
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Message Lost
Message Lost
Message Lost Message Lost [add/edit tips]
Aquire the Sandals of Hermes

First, go to the top-left corner of the Acropolis and enter a door labelled "Kastor's House". Fight your way through the house, and you will eventually fight a mini-boss. Upon defeating it, you will get the Assassin List, which lists 5 people you must kill:

  • Aristaeus: Acropolis, not far from the House of Kastor
  • Mylas: Acropolis, in the grated area directly above the entrance to Hephaestus' Forge
  • Chrysus: Agora, south-central area
  • Aemon: Harbor of the Tides, in the buildings to the right of the main entrance
  • Pactolus: Harbor of the Tides, a bit northwest of the main entrance

Each one you kill drops a Hermes Seal. Once you have all 5 seals, go to the Acropolis and head to the very top (all the way past the door that leads to the Bathhouse, and up the edge of a mountain/temple). Use all 5 seals to open 5 locked doors up here. Hermes' Caduceus (not his Sandals) are in this room, and the trophy unlocks when you pick them up.

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Inebriate
Inebriate
Inebriate Inebriate [add/edit tips]
Aquire the Kantharos of Dionysus

From the Agora, go through a set of large doors to the Vineyard of Dionysus. Talk to Dionysus in the middle of the area to initiate a minigame: you must make your way around the map to 10 or so altars of wine, but you must be quick; if you take to long then you will pass out and have to start over. The time requirement is very tight, so you will have to plan your route a bit.

Since the timer doesn't start until you drink your first bit of wine, you can set things up in your favor beforehand. Start by opening the two doors that require you to shoot switches, and then open the door at the very top that requires a lever. Once you are ready, drink your first wine and then make your way around the map to the checkpoints, drinking the remaining wine as quickly as possible. The route that worked best for me was starting at the top-center and moving around counter-clockwise.

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Smithy
Smithy
Smithy Smithy [add/edit tips]
Aquire the Artifice of Hephaestus

Go to the Acropolis and then enter Hephaestus' Forge (it's at the bottom-right corner of the area). In the forge, you will have to stop 4 spinning cogs by pulling levers. Make sure you pull them when the cogs have their openings facing to the right. Once all four cogs are stopped, go back to the entrance of the forge and go left. Hephaestus will give you his artifice, which unlocks this trophy. See the video guide below:

Smithy trophy guide
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A Hero's Due
A Hero's Due
A Hero's Due A Hero's Due [add/edit tips]
Find all lockboxes on Olympus

There are 75 lockboxes in the game, and you must open them all. They look like green (or red, if they are locked) chests, and you hold down "square" to open them. While this may seem like a daunting task; you will naturally come across the only well-hidden lockboxes naturally while completing sidequests (see the guides for the various silver trophies). Also, lockboxes appear on your map, even in areas that you have not yet explored. Note that you only have to open the lockbox for it to register for this trophy; you do not need to take all of the items contained inside.

You can see how many lockboxes you are missing in a given area by going to the world map. The number of lockboxes by area is as follows:

  • Agora: 11
  • Hades Underworld: 6
  • Palace of Apollo: 9
  • Forest of Artemis: 8
  • Acropolis: 12 (actually 13; see note below)
  • Refuge of Athena: 8
  • Agon of Ares: 3
  • The Sea: 14
  • Fortress of Zeus: 4

The reason that this trophy is missable is that lockboxes can be knocked off of platforms or get stuck in walls if you fight near them, which can make them permanently inaccessible. If this happens to you, immediately reload a previous autosave.

Also note that one lockbox (the one at the far left edge of the Agon of Ares) is extremely difficult to get *after* defeating Ares if you are playing an unpatched version of the game. You can only reach it by blowing up a wall halfway up the leftmost lift, but that lift becomes inoperable after all quests in the area are completed. However, if you get it the first time through the area or if your game is patched, do not worry about it, as the lift will be operational for you.

Beneficial glitch: There are actually 13 lockboxes in the Acropolis, even though the game says that there are only 12. This means that you can miss one lockbox anywhere in the game and still get this trophy. For example, if you get 13/12 lockboxes in the Acropolis and only 3/4 lockboxes in the Fortress of Zeus, the trophy will still unlock.

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Divine Wrath
Divine Wrath
Divine Wrath Divine Wrath [add/edit tips]
Find all rare weapons on Olympus

Warning: This trophy is glitched and unobtainable without patch 1.02 installed. Make sure your game is patched before attempting this trophy.

"Rare weapons" are ones that give you a notification that they are available for purchase from the Blackmarket Vendor when you pick them up. There are 19 rare weapons in the game, and all of them are found easily while completing side quests (see the guides for the various silver trophies). The rare weapons are:

  • Shield Breaker
  • Earth-Shaker's Hammer
  • Sword of Midas
  • Bloodthirsty Mantis
  • Spike of Keres
  • Spark Pellets
  • Dart of Eros
  • Discus of Returning
  • Forge Hammer
  • Burning Blade
  • Hydra Fang
  • Blast Arrow
  • Assassin's Arrow
  • Assassin Dagger
  • Sun Disc
  • Shield of Thorns
  • Dagger Shield
  • Mirrored Shield
  • Wall of Ajax
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Apotheosis
Apotheosis
Apotheosis Apotheosis [add/edit tips]
Acquire the powers from all twelve Olympian Gods

There are 8 powers that you obtain through natural storyline progression, and another 4 that are optional (see the trophies Irresistible (silver), Message Lost (silver), Inebriate (silver), and Smithy (silver)). Once you obtain all 12, this trophy unlocks.

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Olympian
Olympian
Olympian Olympian [add/edit tips]
Beat game on Olympian Difficulty

Olympian difficulty unlocks after completing the game once (on any difficulty setting). Compared to Warrior difficulty (the standard difficulty setting), it is harder in the following ways:

  • No health recharge
  • Getting hit interrupts your attacks
  • Enemies deal 50% more damage
  • Enemies have 15% more health
  • Enemies have 50% faster attack speed

Also, you can't change difficulty mid-game if you start on Olympian difficulty.

Beneficial glitch: You do not have to actually beat all of Olympian difficulty to earn the trophy. After completing the game for the first time, start a new game on Olympian difficulty. When it asks you what save slot to save you new game to, choose the same save slot as from your first playthrough (probably Slot 1). Then start the game and progress until you have control of your character. Then go into the pause menu and load the save file from either during the final boss fight, or right before the final boss fight. When it loads, you can go into the pause menu and see for yourself that you are now at the final boss on Olympian difficulty. Beat the boss, and the trophy is yours. See the following video that demonstrates this glitch:

Olympian trophy glitch (platinum the game in just 1 playthrough)
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Apollo's Lyre
Apollo's Lyre
Apollo's Lyre Apollo's Lyre [add/edit tips]
Acquire the Lyre of Apollo

Story-related and unmissable. The quest to get Apollo's Lyre is one of the earliest quests given in the game. After talking to Apollo, you must attack him to actually start this quest properly. He will then imprison you. After you work your way through his level, you will eventually fight him. After defeating him, he drops his Lyre, and you earn this trophy when you pick it up.

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Crest of Ares
Crest of Ares
Crest of Ares Crest of Ares [add/edit tips]
Acquire the Crest of Ares

Story-related and unmissable. The quest to obtain Ares' Crest is obtained when you reach the Acropolis. Go through Ares' level and defeat him at the end. He will drop his crest, and this trophy unlocks when you pick it up.

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Aegis of Athena
Aegis of Athena
Aegis of Athena Aegis of Athena [add/edit tips]
Acquire the Aegis of Athena

Story-related and unmissable. The quest to obtain the Aegis of Athena is given when you arrive at the Acropolis. Go through her labyrinth and confront her at the end. She gives you her Aegis willingly, which unlocks the trophy.

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Sheaf of Demeter
Sheaf of Demeter
Sheaf of Demeter Sheaf of Demeter [add/edit tips]
Acquire the Sheaf of Demeter

Story-related and unmissable. One of the first quests you obtain will ask to you get an item from Demeter. Upon talking to her, she will tell you to go to Hades. Upon completing Hades and defeating its boss, you will return to Demeter and obtain her Sheaf, earning this trophy.

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Trident of Poseidon
Trident of Poseidon
Trident of Poseidon Trident of Poseidon [add/edit tips]
Acquire the Trident of Poseidon

Story-related and unmissable. Collecting the trident is one of the quests given to you when you reach the Acropolis. Just follow Poseidon's level and kill the boss at the end. The trophy unlocks when you pick up the trident that he drops.

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Thunderbolt of Zeus
Thunderbolt of Zeus
Thunderbolt of Zeus Thunderbolt of Zeus [add/edit tips]
Acquire the Thunderbolt of Zeus

Story-related and unmissable. You earn this trophy after defeating the Zeus (the first time) and picking up the item he drops.

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Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus Mount Olympus [add/edit tips]
Ascend to Mount Olympus

Story-related and unmissable. You will earn this trophy after speaking to Hera, right after defeating the first boss (Olympian Tyrant).

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Bow of Artemis
Bow of Artemis
Bow of Artemis Bow of Artemis [add/edit tips]
Acquire the Bow of Artemis

Story-related and unmissable. You will fight Artemis in her Forest – the boss fight is a hunting game, where you alternate turns turning into a deer and hunting each other. After you defeat her, she will drop her bow. This trophy unlocks as soon as you pick it up.

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See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. PlayStation Plus: February's Free Games, PlayStation Blog (January 29, 2015). Retrieved January 29, 2015.