Dread Delusion

Open world RPG Dread Delusion Comes Packed with Nostalgia on May 14

Posted April 30, 2024
Independent games publisher DreadXP is excited to announce the long-awaited full release of the open world RPG Dread Delusion. The expansive quest-filled adventure, steeped with just the right amount of horror by developer Lovely Hellplace, is leaving a successful run in Early Access for full release on May 14, 2024. Eager fans of the genre can finally experience the full extent of its fantastical shattered lands rich with sights to explore, stories to unfold, and perils to overcome.
The world is broken. Its surface seethes with an undead curse, while humanity clings to flying continents in the sky. From mushroom forests to undead mausoleums, these strange places and their denizens await you. Will you find a way to mend this fractured world - or seek power and profit for yourself? Dread Delusion delivers engaging narrative and imaginative worldbuilding through its many multiple-ending quests and flexible gameplay style that any fan of the genre’s classics will love and recognize.  Carve your own path, explore many fantasy towns, venture forth on quests, and speak with the locals to unravel the strange world around you. A keen mind or charming wit can prove just as useful as a sharp sword and mighty spells– your decisions have the power to shape how the story unfolds.

Dread Delusion has been on Steam Early Access since June 2022 and developer Lovely Hellplace has continuously updated the retro-inspired and exploration-centric RPG with new content and improvements to much fanbase acclaim. With the upcoming 1.0 release, Dread Delusion adds a new realm called the Underlands, new towns, new dungeons, new quests, new endgame content, cursed enemies, countless pages of dialogue and lore, and much more. 


  • A world-spanning quest to decide the fate of the land in a beautiful retro 3D aesthetic and full of unique characters, creatures, challenges, and treasure.
  • Build your character to face challenges the way you want. There’s always an alternative to combat: charm NPCs, pick locks, harness forbidden knowledge and more…
  • Use Smithing and Alchemy to upgrade equipment - turn a rusty blade into a Master Crafted Clockwork Sword.
  • Gameplay inspired by classic RPGs of the 2000s.
  • Wield a variety of powerful spells and potions to bend reality to your will.
  • Join or Oppose various Factions as they pursue their own goals.
Dread Delusion launches on Steam on May 14 for $19.99 USD / £15.49 GBP / €16.79 EUR with a 92% overall positive rating from its Early Access period. Dread Delusion will also be part of this year’s LudoNarraCon festival on Steam, celebrating with a 20% discount from May 9th to the 16th. 

For more information:

Follow Lovely Hellplace on X: https://twitter.com/LovelyHellplace
Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bGhW1PTSEpk
Join the DreadXP Discord: https://discord.com/invite/sK6bjPQpFb

About Lovely Hellplace

Lovely Hellplace is a UK-based games studio created by James Wragg, which aims to explore both the sinister and the sublime. Their first major release, Dread Delusion, is a fresh take on games like King’s Field and Morrowind.

About DreadXP

DreadXP is a leading independent horror games publisher. DreadXP’s goal is to seek out and publish great titles, and uplift members of the indie dev community. DreadXP releases include award-winning games such as The Mortuary Assistant, Sucker for Love: First Date, My Friendly Neighborhood, and the Dread X Collections, an anthology series of mini-horror games. DreadXP’s upcoming titles include  Dread Delusion, Heartworm, and Paranormal Activity. DreadXP is a sister company of the horror media website Dread Central, as well as the independent horror film production company, DREAD.

To learn more about DreadXP, please visit www.dreadxp.com.

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