Hades Epic Exclusivity Ending With Steam Early Access Later This Year

Published: August 22, 2019 4:00 PM /


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Supergiant Games, the developer behind Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, and now Hades, is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the company announced that it's upcoming rogue-like Hades will be launching on Steam Early Access on December 10th, no longer exclusive to the Epic Games Store.

In the game's updated FAQ page, Supergiant said,

Our focus during Early Access is on making Hades the best game possible. If you’re the sort of player who’s open to and interested in experiencing a game like ours take shape over time, you’ll be able to take part in its journey on the Epic Games store. On December 10, you'll be able to join the Early Access on Steam, as well. If you’d prefer to wait until the game is 100% complete, we expect Hades will eventually be available on a variety of other platforms, once Early Access is complete.

Hades garnered a lot of attention when it was announced at The Game Awards last year, thanks to its impressive visuals, developer Supergiant's pedigree, and for being one of the first games to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store. In it you play as Zagreus, prince of the underworld, who is attempting to break out of hell using the power of Olympus. It is meant to combine the gameplay of Bastion and Transistor with the storytelling of Pyre, all under one roguelite roof. TechRaptor's Luigi Savinelli previewed the Early Access game back in December, writing "while it needs a good deal of extra content and some minor bug fixing, Hades has the potential to become the fourth jewel of Supergiant Games’ crown. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on."

The Steam page for Hades is already up. Players will be able to purchase Hades on Steam Early Access starting December 10, 2019, or they may do so on the Epic Games Store right now. The game is expected to fully launch in the second half of 2020.

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