The new Dusk trailer is all about high-speed violence and loud music

It's been almost a year since we last checked in on Dusk, the fast-paced FPS that channels Quake, Hexen, Doom, and other great, over-the-top shooters from back in the day. To remind everyone that it still exists (and is moving toward release), New Blood Interactive and developer David Szymanski have put out a new "Welcome to Dusk" trailer, with a warning of things gone wrong and a new track from composer Andrew Hulshult. 

Dusk will features 33 levels spread over three separate episodes, and a bunch of "needless options," like an FOV slider, framerate cap, and individually adjustable saturation, contrast, hue, and tinting options. But what I like about it most is that it's immediately evident what you're getting. The gameplay in the trailer is fast, silly, ridiculously violent, and pure 1990s. How it will hold up over the course of a full game is hard to say, but it sure looks promising. 

The Steam listing for Dusk still shows a 2017 release date but nothing more precise, and with August now ticking away I wouldn't be entirely surprised to see it run a little past that deadline. As for the music, you can rock out to the full track, called "Hand Cannon," below. I'd recommend turning it up.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.