Retro open-world RPG Dread Delusion leaves early access this month

Dread Delusion

Publisher DreadXP and developer Lovely Hellplace announced open-world retro RPG Dread Delusion is finally leaving early access this month.

Dread Delusion is leaving early access and hitting full release on May 14th for Windows PC (via Steam). The retro RPG was originally released back in 2022.

The big 1.0 release for the game will add a new realm called simply the Underlands, as well as new dungeons, towns, end game content, and more.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:

Dread Delusion is an open world RPG brimming with strange places and dark perils. Carve your own path through the flying continents of a shattered land. Discover curious towns, unearth occult secrets, master powerful magic – and change the world through your choices.

Explore floating islands under a strange sky in a hand-crafted open world

The world is broken. Its surface seethes with an undead curse, while humanity clings to flying continents in the sky. From mushroom forests to undead mausoleums, strange places and people await you. But will you find a way to heal this world – or seek power and profit for yourself?

Dangers lurk at every turn, but fighting is never the only option

Uncover a rich, interactive narrative through the game’s quests, or pick a direction and explore by yourself. Carve your own path.

Towns offer a needed respite for a weary traveller to sleep through the night, trade goods, accept quests and speak with the locals.

A keen mind or charming wit can prove just as useful as a sword; and your decisions will shape how the story unfolds.

Welcome… to Dread Delusion.

Key Features:

  • Embark on a world-spanning quest to decide the fate of the land
  • Build your character to face challenges the way you want. There’s always an alternative to combat: charm NPCs, pick locks, harness forbidden knowledge and more…
  • Explore a world full of unique characters, creatures, challenges, and treasure
  • Use Smithing and Alchemy to upgrade equipment – turn a rusty blade into a Master Crafted Clockwork Sword.
  • Gameplay inspired by classic RPGs of the 2000s
  • Wield a variety of powerful spells and potions to bend reality to your will.
  • Join or Oppose various Factions as they pursue their own goals
  • A beautiful retro 3D aesthetic
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