There are 4 special levels around the maps that are trials. Each one of these is like a really short stage focused on a certain theme.
All enemies in the Trial of Might are Chosen Hellspawn that’s the theme!
Trials focus on combat and have little to no platforming. They will pit you against enemies you have faced in new and challenging ways. All trial doors will remain closed if there are enemies nearby. The difficulty of trials is higher than levels up to that point.
A bunch of pinkies in a corridor with no room to jump?
Most trials don’t have any checkpoints and have little to no health refills or ammo pick-ups. Combat trials demand precision to dodge and dispose of enemies efficiently. Without checkpoints you need to do it in one go, and unlike regular levels if you die after unlocking a killing room, you will have to clear it again.
Or a plain old pinkie swarm
There will be a small reward at the end of each trial in the form of a regular upgrade. However a greater price awaits those who can complete all 4 trials!