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Dreamscaper Release Date Pushed Up to August 5

Dreamscaper

Afterburner Studios have announced that the release date for their Early Access action-roguelite Dreamscaper will be ahead of schedule.

Dreamscaper entered Early Access in August 2020, and was originally scheduled to get a full release on August 12th. However, the developers have announced that the game will be getting released ahead of schedule, on August 5th.

In the game, players control Cassidy, a young woman suffering from surreal nightmares. During the day, players will guide Cassidy around the sleepy rural town of Red Haven as they meet new people and form strong friendships. At night, players will dive into Cassidy’s nightmares to fight the personifications of her inner struggles.

Dreamscaper‘s full release will be accompanied by a huge update that adds Hard and Nightmare difficulty options, a new biome, two new enemies, three new bosses, new story elements, and a new UI. The game’s price will also increase on July 5th ahead of its full release, from $19.99 USD to $24.99 USD.

Dreamscaper will receive a full release August 5th for Windows PC via Steam. A Nintendo Switch version is also in development. If you missed it, you can find our preview here.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

DREAM. DIE. WAKE. REPEAT.
Dreamscaper is a Roguelite blending elements from brawlers, top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers. Every slumber is a different dungeon in an ever-changing world with a multitude of unique events and challenges. Play as Cassidy, dive into her subconscious and take on the surreal nightmares she wrestles with in order to save her from a dark fate.

Features

  • Lean into the nightmares and make the rush of permadeath your ally.
  • Use lucid powers to manipulate the elements, warp space, and even control time itself.
  • Battle bosses that embody Isolation, Fear, Negativity, Loss and more.
  • Upgrade a multitude of surreal items and discover powerful artifacts.
  • Live Cassidy’s waking life and uncover the mystery of her story.

MASTER DEEP COMBAT SYSTEMS​
A rich, expansive combat system that rewards skilled play. Use careful positioning, exact timing and quick reflexes to defeat foes with an abundance of combat options.

Each weapon class in Dreamscaper is unique, from rending the earth below your nightmares to whipping a yo-yo into their faces. You’ll have a myriad of ways to approach combat.

Enemies and bosses in Dreamscaper are representations of Cassidy’s most negative emotions. Vanquish those deadly foes to clear the dark miasma surrounding her.

OVERCOME THE NIGHTMARE​
Adventure through beautiful, haunting dreams to discover untold secrets, vanquish nightmares, and upgrade your gear all while uncovering Cassidy’s story as you plunge through her subconscious. Each dream is another peek into Cassidy’s memories and experiences.

Live Cassidy’s waking life and forge friendships with the people around her. Empower Cassidy with their hopes and memories to dispel the darkness of her nightmares.

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