Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn unveils its first look at gameplay and gets pushed back to early 2023

Developer A44 Games and publisher Kepler Interactive debuted gameplay for Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022 event. The upcoming open-world action RPG has been delayed to early 2023.

Flintlock is described as a "gunpowder fantasy world" and the gods in its world have unexpectedly returned with the armies of the undead. Players control Nor Vanek, a woman in the Coalition army seeking vengeance; she is accompanied by Enki, a foxlike creature.

The new trailer shows Nor equipped with a hatchet and musket. She hacks, slashes, and shoots the forces of the afterlife. Enki assists her with magical spells and platforming traversal along the way as Nor physically enters Enki momentarily. Nor is seen doing a ground slam after she leaps from a ledge as well.

A44 Games and Kepler Interactive mention that Flintlock will possess an "expansive skill tree and caravan system" for players to play around with. Art Director Robert Bruce and Principal Environment Artist Steven Chen provided a behind-the-scenes look at the title's world and environments back in May.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is launching on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam, Epic) in early 2023. It is coming on Day One with Xbox Game Pass.

See the first gameplay of Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn down below.

A44 Games (Ashen) and Kepler Interactive (Scorn) revealed the gunpowder-packed and magic-fueled first gameplay video from the upcoming Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn during today’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles (with Day One Xbox Gamepass availability) in early 2023.

Flintlock introduces players to a wholly unique RPG setting: a gunpowder fantasy world where the gods, long thought to have abandoned humanity, suddenly return, casting open the door to the afterlife in their wake and releasing their army of undead from within. As humanity’s survival is at risk, their fate is left up to Nor Vanek, a member of the Coalition army on a personal quest of vengeance, her foxlike companion, Enki, and the power of magic and gunpowder. 

Today’s gameplay video revealed the visually striking expansive fantasy world - from lush forests full of deadly creatures to coastal hideaways and towering magical cathedrals where players will encounter a myriad of enemies and benevolent allies. The video showcases explosive enemy combat and the arsenal of tools Nor has at her disposal in her epic fight against the dark powers of the gods. Players will take to Flintlock's vast battlefields, combining and mastering a multitude of brutal melee weapons, explosive firearms and magical abilities. When the fighting is done, players have a chance to rest and enhance their various skills via an expansive skill tree and caravan system.  

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn launches on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store), Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One in early 2023. Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn will also be available day one with Xbox Game Pass.