A sequel to Fulqrum Publishing and Byte Barrel’s original Lovecraft-inspired FPS Forgive Me Father is officially in the works for the PC.
Forgiveness is demonic
Not released all that long ago (April of ’22), Forgive Me Father brought Lovecraftian horror to the FPS genre with a retro-bent. The game felt like a lost game from the 90s, albeit with a bit of modern flair to its looks and mechanics.
It was pretty darn good too, delivering at times blistering action. That’s not to mention some gruesome character designs too, and some excellently plotted-out locations to battle through. If you’re into ‘retro’ and you like Lovecraft, it’s a pretty easy ‘recommend’. You can check out our review here.
Now a sequel is on the way, and form the very brief in-game look at the close of the announce-trailer, it’s looking even better.
Players will be driven to the brink of insanity as they take on hordes of deranged cultists and diverse, eldritch enemies using a vast and varied arsenal of deadly weapons – each featuring powerful variations designed to cause absolute mayhem and wreak utter destruction. A freshly re-imagined and expanded madness system ratchets up the action even further, bestowing unimaginable power to those who choose to fully embrace insanity.Fulqrum Publishing press release
While the looks and themes might be similar to the original, there is one big change. The first game had a pair of heroes, with the Priest and the Journalist, but this time around, there’s just one.
It’s unclear if she’ll be written out or ignored, but the Journo is history for Forgive Me Father 2. This time the game will focus solely on the Priest, which is probably a good move. Even though there was effectively no difference between the two in its forebear, the Priest was a far more interesting idea.
It’ll be interesting to see, given that Byte Barrel will be able to craft a more direct narrative with just one main hero, how his story plays out. According to the press release, he’ll be descending ” into his darkest nightmares on a path to righteous salvation.”
You can wish-list the game now on Steam, but if you’re looking for a firm release date, hold on. Right now Forgive Me Father 2 is simply scheduled as coming to digital stores “in the near future”.