Betaryer's prowl through Early Access will conclude on March 24, when the final version of the monochromatic adventure game launches on PC for $19.99. Set on a ghost-ridden part of Virginia's coast in the 16th century, Betrayer has players piecing together the setting's mystery while fending off Conquistadors and other presences keen on doing awful things to you.
Developer Blackpowder Games, a studio comprised of talent from the No One Lives Forever and original FEAR teams, explained in the related press release that they wanted to emphasize "exploration and discovery with minimal hand-holding."
If you're eager to try Betrayer right now, you can snatch up the Early Access version for $14.99, which will also give you the full version when it's released.
"Since shipping FEAR almost 10 years ago, we've been wanting to create a player-driven game that emphasizes exploration and discovery with minimal hand-holding," says the game's designer and writer, Craig Hubbard. "We're ecstatic to finally get the chance."
Betrayer is an eerie first person action/adventure title in which players traverse a mysteriously abandoned New World colony in 1604, trying to piece together what happened to its inhabitants and survive the supernatural threats they encounter along the way.
"Ultimately, what we're proudest of is that Betrayer is distinctive. When you're setting out to create a first person action game with seven people, the biggest fear is that you'll make something redundant: a cheap version of a bigger, better title. But I feel confident saying you haven't played anything quite like this."