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Butcher gets a free demo and three new levels

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Butcher was rather aptly promoted as a sidescrolling Doom, and when you watch some gameplay footage it's not hard to see why. But now you don't need to watch someone else play in order to get a feel for it, because there's now a free demo on Steam, as well a DRM version available from IndieDB

In addition to the free demo, three new levels have been added to the level – not coincidentally, they'll also be the levels available in the demo. But if you already own the game and have made progress, you can start a new game in a temporary save slot, or else select them individually from the game's level browser.

If you enjoy what you play in the demo, the game is currently available with a 50 percent discount, bringing the price down to a paltry $4.99. Go forth and murder pixels.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.