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Eldritch combines roguelike and immersive sim in a first-person Lovecraftian adventure

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As we all know, the best way to run a popular PC gaming website is to go space game , roguelike , space game , roguelike in an endlessly alternating pattern. That would make it time for some roguelike news. Perhaps one that's first-person, has some action-RPG tendencies, and a Lovecraftian inspiration. I'm sure I've got something like that in my not so little black book. Aha, here it is: Eldritch .

As well as random generation and horror, Eldritch's creator - ex-2K Marin man David Pittman - is also bringing on board elements of the immersive sim genre. That means you'll be able to approach encounters in different ways, potentially sneaking through the procedural corridors, and augmenting your skills with "mystical powers".

You can pre-order Eldritch now for early access to the beta build. The game is due out October 21st, and is also looking for Greenlight votes .

Here, I'll leave you with a screenshot of a Deep One:

Aw, who's a cute little Deep One?

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.