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Dread Templar will launch out of Early Access in late January

Prepare for your journey through Hell.

After remaining in Early Access since 2021, developer T19 Games’ retro-inspired first-person shooter Dread Templar will see a full release on January 26. To celebrate this upcoming occasion, Fulqrum Publishing uploaded a high-octane trailer showing the release date as well as more of the intense action that fans of the game have come to expect. If you have not seen or heard of this game before, you will likely find it intriguing if you love classic FPS titles like Doom or Quake.

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The Steam page describes Dread Templar as “a fast-paced retro FPS that combines 90s classic shooter elements with modern skill-based FPS controls.” You take the reins of a eponymous Dread Templar as he rips and tears through Hell on a revenge mission. As you roam through the levels and search for secrets, you will come across a variety of bombastic, over-the-top weapons to decimate foes with. Such weapons include infernal firearms and even ninja equipment.

A devastating arsenal

Alongside these weapons, you have Dread Powers as well as customizable weapons skills that you can equip based on your playstyle. You can make the most out of all these tools using a whole host of familiar yet stylish techniques, including headshots, dashing, and bullet time. Additionally, the game provides some “interesting puzzles” to solve, although it seems safe to assume that these won’t get too complicated considering the action-heavy focus.

As you would expect, the final release of Dread Templar will house several elements not found in the Early Access version. These include additional enemies, bosses, and puzzles as well as a new weapon, various balancing adjustments, and full localization. It seems safe to say that fans of Dread Templar will have plenty to look forward to two weeks from now.

Dread Templar will go for $19.99 USD at launch, and you’ll be able to find it on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG.

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Daniel is a Contributing Writer who has been with PC Invasion since June 2021. A recipient of a master's degree in Community Journalism from the University of Alabama, he holds a deep passion for the gaming medium and the impact it can have on our lives. He is open to all kinds of genres, but has a particular affinity for platformers and beat 'em ups (or brawlers, or hack and slash, or character action, or whatever else you prefer to call them). In his spare time, he loves playing franchises like Mario, Kirby, Zelda, Tekken, and Devil May Cry. He also loves to travel and listen to multiple hours-long video essays back-to-back.