Even after decades of evolutions in game design, the development of new game technologies, and recent trends in video games, retro FPS games like DOOM, Quake, and Hexen still hold a special place in the hearts of countless gamers. Dread Templar is the latest game that wears its retro-inspirations on its sleeves… and everywhere else. However, this gritty classic-throwback has modern aspirations on top of its retro inspirations and aims to combine modern features with old-school vibes.
Dread Templar comes from IC Entertainment, and features incredibly fast-paced gameplay with a wide arsenal of weaponry (over ten types!), dashing, headshots, bullet time, an abundance of puzzles and secret areas to explore, and goretastic, explosive combat with a handmade retro pixel art style. From the early trailer and screenshots, Dread Templar looks like it could be a big winner for fans of the genre.
Dread Templar is heading to Steam in Early Access in Fall 2021, with a wider public release planned for sometime in 2022. You can check out additional screenshots for the game below if you want to see more of it.
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