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Deltarune Chapter 3 Stealth Section Mechanic Removed

Toby Fox's latest Deltarune Chapter 3 update noted that the team ended up removing a stealth section from the game.
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Developer Toby Fox’s latest newsletter offered a new Deltarune Chapter 3 update that also revealed a stealth mechanic didn’t make it into the final game. In the email, Fox noted that the team found the section where that portion would have appeared wasn’t “fun,” so it ended up removed. In addition, the latest announcement noted this next part of the game is now playable from beginning to end.

Here’s Fox’s full statement on the now cut Deltarune Chapter 3 stealth mechanic. That portion also included a link to a song that would have appeared when the team was sneaking through that part of the game. As it was cut, Fox decided to release the in-progress track for everyone to hear.

We are continuing to work on Chapter 3! The Chapter got playable from beginning to end. After some restructuring and reshuffling of different parts, it’s feeling quite good to go through. Can’t say it’s finished yet, but the unfinished parts are certainly seeming less and less numerous. That’s good because try as I might to sleep, until the game is finished, I’ll see nothing but nightmares…

Earlier, we were considering having a stealth-focused section in the game where you would slowly, slowly sneak around certain areas.

After developing some concepts, we realized a mechanic which basically just makes you move slower isn’t necessarily fun.

So, we didn’t do that…

The last Deltarune update appeared back in June 2023. At the time, Fox noted the team was working on the overworld part.

Deltarune Chapter 3, 4, and 5 are in development for PCs and other platforms.

Jenni Lada
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