Toby Fox has released a new update newsletter for Deltarune, confirming that Chapter 3 is “pretty much content complete.” Additionally, he also confirmed that the game will be available at a price starting with Chapter 4.
Toby Fox initially released Chapter 1 of Deltarune in 2018. The game follows up on 2014’s Undertale, bringing back several of the same characters from the original release, albeit in different roles. To date, two chapters have been released, with Chapter 2 coming out in 2021.
Deltarune Chapter 3 Coming Soon
In a newsletter, Toby Fox delivered an update on the status of Deltarune Chapter 3:
Chapter 3 is pretty much content complete! There will be essentially no more changes to dialogue or gameplay from here. Hooray! On my birthday, a friend came over to my house and played through the whole thing.
It was very gratifying to see them laugh at all of the stupid jokes we’ve labored over for years. It took a long time to get here, but now it feels like everything will be downhill. After they completed it, I asked “did anything seem incomplete” and they mentioned that “the bullets seemed kind of hard…” I nodded and forgot about this feedback immediately.
Additionally, he also delivered an update on the release structure of the Deltarune‘s upcoming chapters:
So, now that Chapter 3 is nearing completion… I think it’s a good time to re-discuss how we will release DELTARUNE for purchase. My original plan was to release Chapter 3, 4, and 5 together. However, the finish line of Chapter 5 is still pretty far off… and I don’t think anybody really wants to wait that long to release anything. Especially me.
So, new strategy: No more waiting for Chapter 5. Instead, we are going to focus on putting DELTARUNE out for purchase once we finish Chapter 4. That should make everything a bit more reasonable!
Earlier this year, Fox confirmed that they were starting development on Deltarune Chapter 3’s overworld. Based on the chapter’s progress, it is likely that it will release in Q1 or Q2 2024. Toby Fox will likely reveal more details on Chapters 3 and 4 in the coming months. Lastly, Chapters 1 and 2 of Deltarune are available now on the Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.