Dread Templar is a new retro FPS inspired by 90s shooter like Quake1, Blood, tells the story of a Demon Hunter entering hell for revenge. Lots of classic elements such as key cards, secret areas, no health regeneration, a large arsenal would be in it. Meanwhile, Dread Templar also has a modern skill-based FPS mechanic, such as powerful attack abilities, special movement abilities, upgradable weapon systems, etc.


  • Bullet time: A short bullet time will be triggered when you kill a demon, during bullet time everything will slow down but you'll move normally.
  • Abilities: You can use some special abilities (most of them have a cooldown), such as throwing katanas, dash, etc.
  • Weapons: Planning More than 10 weapons in-game.
  • Levels: Inspired by the classic shooter's level design methods, including key cards, secret areas, etc.
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Prague, Czech Republic — August 14, 2021 — Dread Templar, a fast-paced, retro first-person shooter from the deepest circles of hell published by 1C Entertainment and developed by T19 Games, enters Early Access today on PC via Steam, GOG, and other digital platforms, as announced at Realms Deep 2021. Demon slayers can conjure a 10% launch discount for an entire week.

Seek revenge as a Dread Templar, a fearsome fighter battling hellspawn in search of revenge. Wield an arsenal of demon-slaying tools like mobility-boosting ninja gear, souped-up firearms, and infernal weapons capable of cutting through legions of bloodthirsty fiends.

Scour the underworld’s deepest and darkest corners to uncover secrets, from hidden weapons to game-changing upgrades. Customize the Dread Templar’s loadout and abilities to increase the likelihood of survival. Slice through demons with a flurry of katana strikes or switch to a shotgun for powerful blasts to send undead creatures back to the afterlife.

Dive into an action-packed experience that implements the best of both ‘90s and modern shooters. Dread Templar’s retro-inspired pixel art and lightning-fast gameplay blend beautifully with glorious headshots, dashing, bullet time, fiendish puzzles, upgradeable skills, and unlockable Dread Powers to create one hell of a trip through the underworld.

The Early Access version of Dread Templar includes the game’s first two chapters, with 10 demon-infested levels, over 70 upgradable skills, more than 10 weapons, and over 15 enemy types to test the Templar’s tools of the trade on.

Dread Templar Early Access is now available on PC via Steam, GOG, and other digital stores for $14.99 USD / €14.99 EUR with a 10% launch discount during the first week. The game’s 1.0 release is planned to exit hell in Q3 2022.

For more information, visit the official 1C Entertainment website, like its Facebook page and @1C_Company on Twitter.

Game Information
Platform: PC
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
Developer: T19 Games
Release dates: August 14, 2021 (Early Access), Fall 2022 (Full Launch)

DreadTemplar EA launch screensho

DreadTemplar EA launch screensho 1

DreadTemplar EA launch screensho 2

Published by 1C Entertainment:

Request a review key for other games published by 1C Entertainment [GRAVEN (in Early Access), VISCERAFEST (in Early Access), SECRET GOVERNMENT, REALPOLITIKS II, WRATH: AEON OF RUIN (in Early Access), ION FURY, STYGIAN: REIGN OF THE OLD ONES, FELL SEAL: ARBITER’S MARK, DEEP SKY DERELICTS, ANCESTORS LEGACY] via email at pr@1cpublishing.eu

About 1C Entertainment:

1C Entertainment is an international group with offices located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Prague, Budapest and Moscow and operating in the segments of game production, distribution and services for video game developers. The company releases video games for all platforms through its global network of partners digitally and in retail.

1C Entertainment has successfully launched over 100 game titles including critically acclaimed series - IL-2 Sturmovik, King’s Bounty, Men of War and Space Rangers. Recent releases include such games as Ancestors Legacy, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, Ion Fury and Deep Sky Derelicts. For more information about 1C Entertainment and their games, please visit the official 1C Entertainment website.

About T19 Games
T19 Games is an independent boutique game development studio. We focus on retro games with a contemporary twist, specializing in first-person shooter games. Dread Templar is our first release. We are passionate and devoted to developing great games for retro games fans.

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