Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood Skips Steam Early Access for Full Launch April 8

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Headup and developer Devespresso Games have announced Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood will skip Steam Early Access for a full launch.

While originally slated to enter Early Access on February 10th, the press release states the game will forego Early Access completely to launch April 8th on Windows PC (via Steam). The game will also have a demo available from February 3rd to February 9th as part of the Steam Game Festival.

In addition, the game will have additional languages at launch. In total the languages include English, Korean, German, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

Players must control Scarlet, protagonist and diva, who is sent to the magical land of Glome after a rogue tornado. Taking on the title of the Red Witch, she is tasked with leading the Munchkins through the Wicked Wood.

She learns she is under a curse, forcing her to relive each day over. This lets her solve puzzles, and find clues to find her way home.

You can find the gameplay trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

It’s a new day in the realm of Glome. Sunlight creeps across the land revealing a lush, vibrant world brimming with magick, beauty, and artifacts from a mysterious bygone culture. The Munchkin call this land home, but they share it with the Seven Witches, Tin Knights, talking beasts, fearsome monsters, and trader caravans.


Scarlet awakens in this strange land after getting tossed by a tornado. Through a series of unfortunate events, she finds herself in charge of leading a hapless Munchkin troupe through the Wicked Wood to safety. One problem – the cantankerous Black Witch, LeFaba, has a habit of incinerating would-be travelers that detour through her forest. Scarlet may be woefully outmatched, but a hex has her reliving the same day. Can our fledgling pathfinder take up the mantle of the Red Witch and summon the moxie to overcome the disaster that awaits her at every turn?


Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a story-driven adventure game. As Scarlet, you must relive seven days of misfortune, and make a series of decisions to guide your Munchkin troupe safely out of the Wicked Wood. Experience branching outcomes based on your decisions. Most importantly, immerse yourself in a bewitching story of fantastic adventure!


  • Solve exciting puzzles.
  • Survive a narrative time-loop.
  • Make key decisions that permanently affect YOUR story.
  • Evade a hungry wolf.
  • Ogle the hand-illustrated graphics.
  • Use Scarlet’s witching skills to avoid detection.
  • Unlock multiple endings based on how you played.

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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