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Hellraid

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Techland
Release Date: 2015

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'Hellraid' (ALL) Coming To PS4 And Xbox One, Delayed To 2015 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 30, 2014 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT

Hellraid is a first-person co-op slasher that offers two games in one: a single-player, story-driven campaign of hack & slash action; and unique, co-operative multiplayer that pits four players against the denizens of hell.

The armies of Hell brought pain and destruction to the realm of man, and only a select few have the fighting skills necessary to confront the devilish monstrosities. Combining elements of hack & slash RPGs, first-person shooters and online multiplayer games, Hellraid features an advanced, immersive combat system with melee, ranged and magical weapons. The engaging Game Master system makes each game a different experience, placing loot and enemies while generating random online challenges.

With exploration, looting, questing, weapon crafting, boss fights, armor customization, character development, leaderboards, magic and so much more, Hellraid is set to drag you straight to hell.

Techland announced that its upcoming dark fantasy game will run on a new engine, while the game itself went through an overhaul and is now heading to next-gen consoles alongside the PC release, with Steam Early Access planned for fall 2014, which will be regularly updated based on players’ feedback until the final version is launched.

Since its reveal last year, Hellraid has expanded and evolved thanks to the developers’ experience and players’ feedback. While the game will remain faithful to its first-person co-op slasher gameplay, Techland has decided to implement new features and technology, and is now ready to announce them and show it all off in a brand new trailer.

Techland has also improved the game’s combat system, which now features one- and two-handed melee weapons, shields, magic staves and ranged weapons. With diverse fighting styles, counter-attacks, parrying and dashing abilities, the melee combat in Hellraid becomes even more complex and immersive. Additionally, magic will offer a wide and diverse selection of offensive, defensive and healing spells.

The combat experience is furthermore enhanced by weapon crafting, interactive environments, destructible objects and environmental traps, as well as challenging and adaptive enemy AI.

The game is currently undergoing a transition to the Chrome Engine 6, the latest version of Techland’s proprietary technology, which is also used by the next-gen zombie survival horror, Dying Light. Thanks to this technology, Hellraid will benefit from a new physics-based lighting system, more detailed locations and character models, complex animations, advanced particle effects, and state-of-the-art AI systems.



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