The Thaumaturge delayed to March 2024

The Thaumaturge was originally set to be launched in late February 2024.
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Fool’s Theory and 11 bit studios have announced a short delay for upcoming horror adventure The Thaumaturge due to the “busy launch period” of February 2024. Rather than launch in its original mid-February slot, it will now arrive on 4 March 2024.

“The game is complete, but we want to give it space so it can be enjoyed the way we believe it deserves,” developer Fool’s Theory said. As detailed, the game is ready to go – but the team is keen to give it more space away from major releases like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Skull and Bones, and Nightingale.

Given the unique premise of The Thaumaturge and its neat gothic inspirations, it certainly deserves a chance to shine before the gaming calendar steamrolls on.

As detailed in early trailers, the game follows a man with the gift of thaumaturgy – the ability to see magical, demonic entities – as he returns to the streets of 20th Century Warsaw to confront family drama.

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The Thaumaturge is described as “an isometric, story rich RPG” and it appears to take some aesthetic and narrative cues from Don’t Nod’s Vampyr in its approach to gloomy, supernatural worldbuilding. As protagonist Wiktor Szulski, you’ll be able to carve out your own path through the game’s world, making hard choices and dealing with their consequences.

Those keen to check out the game will need to wait a little bit longer – but as Fool’s Theory has confirmed, work is now complete, so we don’t anticipate further delays.

You can expect The Thaumaturge to launch for PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG, on 4 March 2024.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.