Dusk, the Quake-inspired ’90s retro shooter by David Szymanski and New Blood Interactive, will be leaving Steam Early Access on December 10th.
In preparation for the 1.0 launch, the Early Access version has been updated with a variety of new features, including a new endless level that features enemies from the upcoming third chapter of the campaign, controller support, two new cheat codes, a new playable character for competitive multiplayer, and more.
You can read the latest patch notes here, and check out the release trailer above. Version 1.0 isn’t the end, however. Next year, Dusk will be getting mod tools with full Steam Workshop support, a co-op mode, and ports for Mac, Linux, and Switch.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
DUSK reintroduces you to a world where butchery and bloodshed must be mastered… if you’re to survive ’til dawn. Inspired by Doom, Quake, Blood, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life, Redneck Rampage and all your ’90s favorites, while featuring a soundtrack by metal music mastermind Andrew Hulshult.
In three distinct campaign episodes hand-crafted from straight outta the ’90s, players will battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants and even darker forces and attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth. Featuring a vast arsenal of badass weaponry including sickles, swords, crossbows, rifles, dual-wielded and double barreled shotguns and incredibly necessary grenade and rocket launchers, DUSK brings unapologetic retro action from start to finish.
In addition to the main campaign, DUSK features an Endless Survival Mode, putting you front and center against wave after wave of merciless enemies.
And for those looking for an extra challenge, DUSK also offers the chance to go head to head online to battle your friends in DUSKWorld arena multiplayer, where darkness hosts the worst of humanity in surprising new ways…
Dusk will be available on Windows PC via Steam for $20. The game will launch with a small discount, but to compensate existing owners will get a free graphic novel upon release.