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  Third Encased content patch will be released on August 13
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The third major update for Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG will be released on August 13. This is the last content patch before the game's release.

In the third content match, developers paid great attention to the role-playing system. They reworked all the main and additional character attributes and skills, linked to them. They also added completely new abilities that players will be able to use with new weapon types.

Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG »


Key features of the third content patch:
  • Stealth. A character hidden by an invisibility device will be able to stealthily enter an enemy camp and discreetly eliminate enemies.
  • New weapon types: powerful particle accelerators; disc throwers, hitting several targets; makeshift acid guns, new types of SMGs, rifles, pistols, shotguns and hand grenades. All previously available weapons have been thoroughly refined.
  • Non-lethal weapons, capable of disabling an enemy without killing them. Useful in stealth missions and for playing through the game without killing anybody.
  • Reworked and renewed locations. There are new points of interest, additional quests, interactive items and more anomalous traps. Location became even more elaborate and beautiful.
  • Four difficulty levels: Story mode, Explorer mode, Classic mode and Tactician mode.

    Reworked balance of the role-playing system has affected all character attributes, additional abilities and perks. Developers took into account player feedback and significantly improved all the basic mechanics.

  • New armor sets, owned by Maelstrom Church, Carmine Heights Engineering Camp and Phalanx. The player will be able to get their equipment in multiple ways.

"In the final patch, we focused on refining the role-playing system and introducing additional mechanics. The Encased world has become more elaborate and the amount of content available has increased significantly. Now it's a straight road to the full release for us.", - says Vyacheslav Kozikhin, head of Dark Crystal Games studio.

Encased is an isometric RPG set in the world of science fiction and apocalypse. Dark Crystal Games studio has been developing the game for about two years now. During this time, the game had a successful Kickstarter campaign, won prizes at international competitions and recieved many reviews and let’s plays.

The game was released in early access in September 2019 and earned positive feedback on Steam. The price is $30.

The story unfolds in the desert, isolated from the outside world by a giant dome of mysterious origin. Under it — the ruins of ancient technologically advanced civilization: underground complexes with artifacts, traps and anomalies.

Encased is an open-world game with free movement between separate locations, each of them was created by developers manually and is full of puzzles and random encounters.

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Game: Third Encased content patch

Developer: Dark Crystal Games

Publisher: Black Tower Entertainment

Release: August 13, 2020

Genre: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG 

No. Players: Single Player