Lovecraftian fishing game Dredge screenshot of the icy claws in the landscape

After a couple of quality-of-life focused updates, the Lovecraftian fishing game Dredge has now finally released some new content to explore. The freshly launched The Pale Reach expansion brings with it a bite-sized story about a monster lurking deep beneath the ice, a chilly new biome filled with all sorts of new fish, a variety of new equipment to help you catch said fish, as well as a few other bits and bobs to spice up your playthrough.

What all of this looks like in action, that you can check out through the launch trailer below. Have a gander, it's quite a pretty one:

I've only played The Pale Reach for about an hour so take the following with a few grains of salt, but so far it seems to be just more of the same. It's a different location and you're investigating a different mystery, sure, but the basic gameplay loop is exactly the same. I don't particularly mind as the expansion is quite cheap at 6€, but I definitely would've preferred to see Dredge take a few steps forward instead of simply sticking with what's comfortable.

If that doesn't bother you and you're still aiming to dive in yourself, I'd highly recommend starting a new playthrough over simply using your endgame-ready boat. If you already have everything not only are the rewards a lot less exciting, but it's also far too easy to avoid most of the problems. So if you can, tackle the new DLC in the mid-game as that's what the experience seems to have been balanced around.

Enjoy, and I'll make sure to let you know once the Dredge team announces anything new.

Lovecraftian fishing and exploration game Dredge screenshot of the new icy biome

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