Dark Fantasy FPS Graven Launches Out of Early Access with Expanded World

The dark fantasy FPS title Graven has officially launched its 1.0 version on PC after a year spent in Early Access refinement. Co-published by 3D Realms and Fulqrum Publishing, Graven comes from developer Slipgate Ironworks and offers PC gamers a rich world blending classic FPS action with RPG exploration.

Exiled Priest Seeks Vengeance in Atmospheric World

A screenshot of a Graven character with a sword.

In Graven, players assume the role of an exiled Priest of the Orthogonal Order, on a quest for vengeance after his daughter was sacrificed by a former colleague.

The journey takes place across atmospheric zones filled with dark fantasy elements and occult rituals.

Combat, Exploration and Secrets

Gameplay in Graven revolves around first-person combat, exploration of the open-ended areas, and puzzle solving.

Players will battle corrupted enemies and towering bosses while building up an arsenal of weapons and deadly spells. Side quests, weapon experimentation, and secret hunting also feature.

Major Additions Over Early Access

The full 1.0 version introduces two entirely new zones to push the world beyond the early access content. These spaces add expanded depth through new quests, characters and secrets.

The development team at Slipgate Ironworks also focused on polish, visual improvements, additional languages and online co-op support for up to 8 players.

Check out the Graven launch trailer below.

Community Feedback Integrated Into Graven

According to publisher 3D Realms, Early Access feedback played an invaluable role in shaping Graven’s path to launch. Player comments helped the team refine overall balance, gameplay variety, stability and performance.

Graven’s launch has been greeted warmly by fans of challenging fantasy shooters. Early reviews praise the dark, occult atmosphere and intense boss encounters. The expanded 1.0 content also deepens the overall experience.

Graven Now Available on PC Platforms

Graven is now available on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store for $24.99 US. The launch version includes a host of new content and features added since early access first began. Console versions for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S will also arrive within the year.

Full details on Graven can be found at the official websites for 3D Realms, Fulqrum Publishing and developer Slipgate Ironworks. With the game now launched out of Early Access, the release marks an important milestone for the gritty fantasy FPS.

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