3D Realms’ Hexen-Inspired GRAVEN Enters Steam Early Access
AALBORG, Denmark — May 26, 2021 — GRAVEN, the dark-fantasy action-adventure FPS co-published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment and developed by Slipgate Ironworks, launches onto Early Access today via Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store and other digital platforms. GRAVEN will launch fully on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch in 2022.
Tear through eldritch terrors unleashed by heretical sects and demented sinners as a disgraced Priest of the Orthogonal Order. Unjustly exiled for attacking a fellow brother upon witnessing an evil act, the Priest now follows a mission ordained by The Creator: root out the evils corrupting not just the Order, but creation itself.
Steam Early Access begins the journey with the first of three planned regions: Cruxfirth, a rotting swamptown suffering from a plague that ends either in death or violent madness. Inspired by classic shooters, immersive sims, and action RPGs, GRAVEN encourages exploration and creativity with multiple ways to take on puzzles and combat alike.
Arrive by boat with a single coin, a strange staff, and a journal, still wounded by the order’s punishment. Slay an expansive bestiary with more than 30 distinct enemies including winged abominations and horrid swamp beasts. Wield the spellbook to unleash transformative magic like lightning and melting heat, each capable of affecting the environment to solve puzzles and uncover hidden areas.
Tap into righteous fury with conventional weaponry like wrist-mounted crossbows, flails, and the peat launcher, a crude but effective explosive. Discover and purchase more than 20 planned weapons, spells, and new staff crystals that grant new abilities at full launch.
Early Access includes new quests in Cruxfirth, and multiple updates throughout the year will add additional areas, quests, enemies, and hidden secrets. Further down the line, the Priest shall no longer roam alone: GRAVEN will add split-screen co-op and online play for up to four players.
“For 3D Realms, Early Access has been instrumental in making sure we make the best possible games for fans of classic titles like Hexen,” said Frederik Schreiber, vice president of 3D Realms and Game Director on Graven. “The reception to GRAVEN’s demo at Steam Game Festival floored us, and now Early Access will bring even more depth to Cruxfirth.”
GRAVEN is available now via Steam Early Access, GOG, and Epic Games Store for $24.99 USD / 20.99 EUR / 19.99 GBP with a 10% discount for the first week and will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2022. For more information please explore the official websites for GRAVEN, 3D Realms, 1C Entertainment and Slipgate Ironworks. Follow 3D Realms on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube for up to date information.
About 3D Realms
Founded 30 years ago, 3D Realms was the publisher, developer, and creator of many legendary gaming franchises, most still going strong: Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem, Shadow Warrior, Max Payne, and Prey.
To learn more about 3D Realms please visit the studio’s official website.
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 Slipgate Ironworks™
Industry veterans with two decades worth of indie and AAA experience, Slipgate Ironworks™ has contributed to popular titles including Ion Fury, Daymare: 1998, Ancestor’s Legacy, and most recently, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin and Ghostrunner. Proudly old-school, the team all shares the same vision: “We only work on games we’d play ourselves.”
For more information on Slipgate Ironworks™, please visit the official company website.