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Betrayer leaving Steam Early Access - AKA 'releasing' - March 24th

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Betrayer! It's not just a word people shout at me in the street - it's also the name of a hugely promising horror FPS from Blackpowder Games, a company comprised of several ex-Monolith team members. The 1604 New World-set game has been on Steam Early Access (opens in new tab) for a while now, during which time the strictly monochrome visual style has been relaxed ever-so-slightly (it's now optional). Well it's just been announced, via Steam (opens in new tab) , that work on Betrayer has now finished, and that the game will release properly on March 24th.

If you've forgotten, or if you never knew it in the first place, Betrayer is a first-person island-'em-up set at the turn of the seventeenth century. Ghosts, skeletons and other horrible beasties are all things you should be expecting, as this reveal trailer from last year ably demonstrates.

Betrayer will set you back $19.99 on release day, but can be had for $5 cheaper until then. (Ta, Destructoid (opens in new tab) .)

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.