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Dolmen suits up for action against otherworldly horrors

Fresh from Gamescom comes a pair of looks at Dolmen, a new title from Prime Matter and Massive Work Studio, that melds sci-fi and horror.

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Dolmen might not have been on your radar, but the game is looking pretty sharp in a pair of new trailers. Set in a sci-fi universe, Dolmen features both gunplay and melee combat, setting players up against a nightmarish horde of otherworldly terrors.

We got both a deeper look at the story behind the game, as well as the gameplay itself. The former comes off as kind of a mix between Aliens and Event Horizon, with the latter seeming fast and brutal. Add in the noted RPG elements and Prime Matter might have a hit on its hands.

Here’s the narrative trailer:

And the gameplay look:

Dolmen takes place in a sci-fi universe where humanity has colonized several star systems using space travel technology and genetic manipulation to adapt to the conditions. The Revion system is distant from the main inhabited area of the galaxy, but drew the attention of Zoan Corp. for emitting radiation different from other systems, suggesting the existence of other universes. Mysteriously, there is only one planet in this system, which was named Revion Prime. 

Before the discovery of the Revion system there was no evidence for the existence of other dimensions. The scientific and military interest behind this discovery could destabilize the existing political balance but, more than that, research on Revion Prime also revealed the existence of an alien species called Vahani – whose role appears is be to roam the universes helping other species to evolve. Their interests are obscure, and it remains to be seen if the creation of xeno-species could have had any influence from them. The player will need to discover the secrets of Revion Prime and the Dolmen crystals to find out.

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Dolmen is set for a 2022 release on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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