Publisher Game Source Entertainment has delayed horror-themed first-person exploration puzzle game DYING: 1983 from its previously planned February 17 release date in Japan to an unannounced date for “further quality improvements.”
DYING: 1983 is planned for a worldwide release, but global publisher 2P Games has yet to officially announce a release date outside of “2022.” Until this point, only the game’s Japanese publisher had announced an exact date.
The Chinese title is also coming to PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam at a later date.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
DYING: 1983 is the new adventure from the DYING franchise. In this first-person puzzle game, you will operate the protagonist to freely explore the 3D scenes, using a variety of props collected to solve one puzzle after another, ultimately discovering the hidden truth behind the scenes.
The game retains the critically acclaimed puzzle gameplay of its predecessor, with three times as many puzzles. Hundreds of strange items have been added to make the exploration experience a quantum leap forward. Instead of the level system of the previous game, the maps are all thorough, incorporating Metroidvania-style exploration elements.
The text of the script is five times larger than the predecessor, and the narrative and performances have been greatly enhanced. The game will be dubbed in Japanese. The iconic character of the series, Fishhead, will appear in a more unexpected form this time!
Beneath the world visible to the eye, there is a deeper reality. Unnamable madness grows between realities, and foreign objects that break through the rules of reality silently operate by their own rules. Understanding them is the only way to control and exploit them for the chance of survival.
When you are fearful, fear will surround you as well. Overcoming fear is the only way to survival.