Prime Matter and Dark Crystal Games have unveiled a new gameplay trailer for Encased, the upcoming isometric dystopian sci-fi RPG scheduled to release this autumn.

The new trailer reveals scenes, characters and weapons from all three acts - including previously unseen footage from the later part of the game – highlighting the dangers and challenges players will face as they roam across the devastated landscape.

Set in an alternative 1976, a vast and inexplicable artifact – The Dome – is discovered in the remote desert and, inside, is packed to the brim with amazing technology that could advance humanity hundreds of years. And you are one of those selected to venture inside. 

Players start off in one of five disciplines – science, engineering, security, management or convict -  which affects both their initial stats, specialisation and opens (or prevents) unique dialogue within the game. After entering the dome and completing the initial level, a cataclysm happens that changes what was once the bright hope of tomorrow into a desolate world of survival.

The player will fight in tactical turn-based battles, explore the vast wastelands, bunkers and settlements under the Dome. Make decisions with long-term consequences, avoid anomalies and find mysterious artifacts. Act stealthily, improve character skills and upgrade weapons.

While traveling under the Dome, the protagonist will encounter factions that are competing for power. Each of them see the future of humanity differently and this will affect the ending.

The protagonist can go through the story alone or invite unique characters into the party. For example, Yoko, a robot child on the path of self-discovery and self-identification; Sparrow, a mysterious fighter for justice, and other unconventional heroes. 

Owing some of its spiritual inspiration to books like Roadside Picnic, the gameplay mechanics will appeal to RPG and survival fans alike. 

Encased -  which will be a digital PC release on Steam, Epic and GOG - is currently in early access where users can experience all the first act and part of the second with the game scoring in the high seventies in user Steam reviews: 

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