There have been quite a lot of big-name bulletins from Gamescom 2021’s opening evening alone, each by way of updates for upcoming releases like Halo Infinite and brand-new titles like the Saints Row reboot. But one barely smaller recreation announcement, Dream Cycle, has been making waves due to who’s making it: Toby Gard.
Anyone who doesn’t acknowledge the identify will most undoubtedly acknowledge his work, as Gard was one of many unique creators of the Tomb Raider sequence. This truth is definitely the very first thing proven within the trailer for Dream Cycle, which additionally occurs to be the primary recreation to return out of Gard’s new studio Cathuria Games, with Raw Fury dealing with publishing.
Unlike Tomb Raider, Dream Cycle seems to be a full-fledged fantasy recreation, with most important character Morgan Carter discovering herself trapped in one other dimension and sapped of her personal powers. She should embark on a quest to retrieve stated powers and thwart her evil ancestor, who stole her powers from her within the first place.
Aside from varied magical powers, gamers will have the ability to wield weapons like swords and weapons as they discover the Dream Realms. According to the sport’s description on Steam, it’s primarily based on the sequence of quick tales by the identical identify, which have been written by H.P. Lovecraft. Although it’s unclear how a lot of a Lovecraftian affect there may be.
While it’s not explicitly described as such, it feels like Dream Cycle is being constructed to be a dwell service recreation of types. Not solely is it releasing on Steam by way of early entry, however Cathuria Games is aiming to create an infinite recreation, calling Dream Cycle an ever-expanding platform that may obtain new content material within the type of story chapters, weapons, biomes, powers, and enemies by way of common updates.
According to the Steam web page, Dream Cycle’s early entry launch will cowl the sport’s intro and the primary part of the principle story. Cathuria claims that it’ll nonetheless boast a whopping 10,000 Adventures throughout a single location, with every one taking roughly 10 to half-hour to finish.
It has been six years since Gard’s final recreation launch, which was VR horror recreation Here They Lie. Before that, he additionally labored as recreation director on Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. As for his work on the Tomb Raider sequence, he by no means truly labored on the next sequels, having left after the primary recreation launched. He did come again after the Tomb Raider IP was acquired by Eidos, contributing to the event of titles like Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Underworld, nevertheless.
Dream Cycle releases for Steam by way of early entry on September seventh.