Introducing the “new” retro FPS Dread Templar. Every time another such title appears, one naturally tries to liken it to something. In this case, I was the first to remember Romero’s “cursed” Daikatana. Undoubtedly because the katana is one of more than a dozen weapons that the protagonist will wield.
This is a fast-paced shooter that will head to early access in the autumn. In this case, the studio wants to combine elements of classic events with modern controls. The main character seeks revenge in hell and we must help him. We will look for hidden weapons and upgrades, face hordes of demons and bloodthirsty devils, and in the end it will be the hero of the game who will become the most feared thing in hell.
The typical part of old shooters did not need bullet time, but with similar novelties Dread Templar wants to refresh the genre of retro FPS a bit and maybe even differentiate itself from the increasingly numerous competition.
Thanks to special abilities, according to the press release, we will be able to adjust our strengths to suit our style of play. Speed should be frenetic and supported by dashes. The typical part of old shooters did not need bullet time, but with similar novelties Dread Templar wants to refresh the genre of retro FPS a bit and maybe even differentiate itself from the increasingly numerous competition.
There will be no shortage of secret areas and other secrets in the intricate labyrinth of the local corridors. The description even attracts us to puzzles, for which we can get special rewards. And last but not least, of course, the studio draws attention to the aesthetic side. Thanks to the horror theme, the novelty reminds me of my favorite scary shooter Clive Barker’s Undying from 2001 from 2001. You played it by the way, it’s a nice game, don’t you think?
The company 1C Entertainment, which publishes the game, compares the novelty to classics such as Doom, Quake or Hexen. Dread Templar is created in the T19 Games studio. This is an independent team that focuses on retro games. The Dread Templar will be his first. And as is often the case in similar cases, the word team means basically a single person.
Dread Templar was originally created under the name Hell Hunt and some time ago its author offered a demo. It is no longer officially available now, but you may be able to find it. The title is currently in plans for Windows only. As already mentioned, the Dread Templar is due to enter the Steam Pre-Accession Program this fall. The full version is then expected for 2022.