During the most recent Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Toby Fox’s game in progress, Deltarune, would come to the Nintendo Switch on February 28, 2019. Deltarune Chapter 1 was randomly released on October 31, 2018 for PC only, making February 28th the game’s console debut.
The same day the Nintendo Switch port was announced, the official Undertale Twitter account mentioned the game would be ported the PlayStation 4 too but did not provide a date. Now, thanks to the Japanese Undertale Twitter account we know that it’s coming to PS4 directly alongside the Switch version.
On February 28th fans will be able to play Deltarune Chapter 1 on console for the first time ever, via PS4 or Switch. Just like the PC release, Deltarune Chapter 1 is a completely free, 3-hour experience. This game officially has no connection to Undertale. It’s not a sequel, prequel, or alternative universe. But the creator refers to it as “a game you can play after you complete Undertale, if you want to.”
Still, not playing Undertale will not impact your enjoyment of the game at all but those who have played the game before will appreciate the references (via the character art and more) and enjoy the way this game builds on the gameplay ideas laid out in Undertale.
That being said, Deltarune is a turn-based RPG. Combat involves selecting moves, timing attacks (if you choose to play aggressively), and dodging enemy attacks which arrive in a manageable, bullet hell fashion.
Subsequent chapters of Deltarune will not be free. Chapter 1 is essentially a demo of the full game but it’s unclear when the rest of the game is coming.
According to Toby Fox, it took him years to create this demo. In a Twitlonger post, shortly after the demo’s original release, Fox added that making the game might be possible with a team but he still needs to make one. But the fact that this test demo is being ported is a good sign that Fox will continue the project.