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Retro shooter Amid Evil's final episode comes out in two weeks

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There's been a lot of big news today—Baldur's Gate 3 (opens in new tab), Stadia (opens in new tab), Destiny 2 F2P (opens in new tab)—but there are other things happening, too. Things like, for instance, the announcement of a release date for The Void, the seventh and final episode of the Heretic-inspired FPS Amid Evil (opens in new tab).

In many ways, despite the obvious Doom-and-Heretic differences, Amid Evil is a lot like Dusk (opens in new tab): It's very retro, extremely good, and goes to some really weird places in the later stages of the game. I won't spoil anything, but I will say that Amid Evil's level design is really something to behold: Dusk embraced Quake's muted, heavy-on-the-brown color palettes, but Amid Evil goes all-in on the full spectrum, bright and intense. It's almost overwhelming at times. Based on the trailer above, it looks like that tradition is going to continue (and ramp up) all the way to the end. 

Amid Evil: The Void will be live on June 20, unless you own the Early Access release of the game, in which case you can dive into it a day early. You can pick it up on Steam. For a closer look at what it's all about, check out our preview from March (opens in new tab).

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.