The next release from the New Blood indie collective, the Thief-inspired first person survival horror game Gloomwood (opens in new tab), is set to enter early access September 6. It’s been a long wait since we first got to try Gloomwood’s demo back in 2020, but the variety of new mechanics and locales creator Dillon Rogers has been teasing on Twitter make it seem like the wait was worth it.

Gloomwood sees you take on the role of a professional assassin, simply called the Doctor, who finds himself trapped on assignment in the city of Gloomwood. It’s currently wracked by the sort of ongoing catastrophe you just gotta piece together with cryptic notes. In a trailer for the PC Gaming Show (opens in new tab) this year, New Blood revealed that Terri Brosius, the voice of Viktoria in Thief and Shodan in System Shock, has joined the project (opens in new tab) in the role of the Countess of Gloomwood.