This indie puts a horror spin on fishing, and it's out in March

(Image credit: Black Salt Games)

Dredge, a horrific Eldritch-themed fishing game, is out next month on March 30.

Developer Black Salt Games and publisher Team17 just announced the new release date for Dredge earlier today, on February 3. The release date trailer for Dredge can be seen just below and works some wonders for building up the horrors you'll be pulling out of the sea next month.

What starts as an ordinary, if slightly eerie fishing trip turns into something sinister when the fisherman stumbles upon otherworldly monsters and hauls them in for a big payday. Bolstering his boat with the rewards, he sets out to sea again under a blood-red moon before stumbling upon an imposing demonic symbol carved into a rock.

Yes, horror fishing games really are a thing now. Dredge boasts well over 125 different fish, according to the tweet from Black Salt Games just below, and you can upgrade your boat and explore mysterious wrecks for added rewards. The "sinister fishing game" also offers exotic regions to explore among the sleepy home village.

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Dredge looks like a standout indie game to watch over the next few months. The release date trailer above is fantastic at building dread and tension, and if you can recall back to August 2022 at Gamescom, there was a fair amount of positive buzz around Dredge, as media got some hands-on time with the new game.

Dredge launches next month on March 30 across PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. 

Check out our full new games 2023 guide for a look over everything else set to launch within the next few months. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.