We're really excited to announce that our rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades is coming to Steam Early Access on December 10! Check out our new 'Coming Soon' page for Hades on Steam, and hit the 'Add to your wishlist' button for a handy reminder once it's out.
About the game: Hades is a rogue-like dungeon crawler in which you defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld of Greek myth.
We think it combines the best aspects of our previous games, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus as you battle out of hell, toward the surface, growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.
About Early Access: Early Access means you can play Hades while it's still in active development. We expect to be in Early Access till sometime in the second half of 2020.
We designed Hades as an Early Access game from the ground up. Our foremost goal was to see if we could create something great in partnership with our community -- a game that was true to our values about design, worldbuilding, and storytelling, and could naturally evolve based on the feedback we'd get along the way. Every aspect of the game, from its modular structure to its approach to narrative, flow from this idea.
We've shipped six Major Updates so far, more than doubling the amount of content since launch. And, we're growing accustomed to living in this new world of developing our game out in the open (rather than in secrecy as we've done in the past). In December, we'll be ready to expand the game's audience in Early Access by coming to Steam. We wanted to get the word out as soon as we nailed down the date.
Thank you to our early adopters! To all of you who've participated in our Early Access thus far: Thank you so much for your help in getting us to this point. Your feedback in our official Discord and beyond has been vital, and we hope you've been enjoying the story of Hades as it unfolds.
As a small token of our appreciation, everyone who's purchased Hades on or before October 15, 2019 will receive a complimentary digital copy of the Hades Original Soundtrack, once it's available at around our v1.0 launch sometime next year. Our soundtrack is already jam-packed with blood-pumping tracks, and we're expanding on it with each Major Update. We'll publish details about how our Early Access players can redeem the digital soundtrack before October 15 on this web site and our Discord. Until then!