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Metal: Hellsinger

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Funcom
Developer: The Outsiders
Release Date: Sept. 15, 2022

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'Metal: Hellsinger' Reaches 1 Million Players, Rolls Out v1.5 Update With New Difficulty Mode, And Launches On PS4 And Xbox One

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2022 @ 1:00 a.m. PST

Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music. Set out on an infernal journey in order to achieve the purest of goals: Vengeance.

Strike terror into the hearts of demons and devils as you fight your way through eight Hells.

Part human, part demon, and obsessed with vengeance. Become The Unknown, and fight through the fiercest domains of Hell. Destroy the demon hordes and their leaders to set yourself up for an epic showdown with The Red Judge herself.

Every legend has a song. And yours is one of metal, vengeance, and destruction.

Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, where your ability to shoot on the beat will enhance your gameplay experience. The more in sync you are with the rhythm, the more intense the music will become and the more destruction you will cause.

Defeat the demon hordes with a skull-clad blade or a wide range of murderous guns. Each weapon has its own ultimate ability, such as Murder of Crows or The Big Goodbye.

Metal: Hellsinger cranks the volume to max with a brand-new v1.5 update patch that adds a new top difficulty — Archdevil — and gives players weapon skins to unlock and combos to master.

Additionally, Funcom and The Outsiders are excited to announce that Metal: Hellsinger is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, making the Eight Hells more accessible than ever.

With a 98% overwhelmingly positive Steam score, a Golden Joystick Award for Best Audio, a Best Music and Score nomination from The Game Awards, and today’s new platforms launch and update, Metal: Hellsinger has a lot to celebrate. To thank all the players who voted for them and played the game, The Outsiders and Funcom have prepared a free digital artbook, available in-game for all players right now. Take a look at some of the concept art that led to the demons of today.

Archdevil is the fourth and highest difficulty after Lamb, Goat, and Beast. It pushes the player to the limit, with more, stronger demons coming at them, and no last stand to rely on. A new Elite Seraph demon has also been added to the game. To aid the player there are new combos. Performing certain actions on consecutive beats — such as killing an enemy, soaring, then killing another — will award the player with additional fury and a higher score.

Players are also invited to rediscover each map in order to find Coats of Arms Collectibles. Each level contains one hidden Coat of Arms at each difficulty, including Archdevil. Collect them to earn new weapon skins at certain thresholds and complete the whole set.

The update also includes a long list of bug fixes, quality of life improvements, balancing, and performance optimization. The full patch notes can be discovered on the game’s official forums.

Play through an epic storyline, narrated by award-winning actor Troy Baker and Jennifer Hale. With the campaign conquered, make sure to dive into Torment mode and ride the metal beat to the top

Although commonly known as Hell, The Infernal Planes is in reality a union of a thousand Hells, all of which are terrifying and diabolical in their own way. In order to dethrone The Red Judge, you must fight your way through the fiercest corners, from the icy world of Voke to the maddening world of Stygia.

Key Features:

  • Slay to the beat: Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, where your ability to shoot on the beat will enhance your gameplay experience. The more in sync you are with the rhythm, the more intense the music will become and the more destruction you will cause.
  • Talented Voices from Hell: Metal: Hellsinger goes hard on the voice talent. The original soundtrack features a collection of metal icons such as:
    • Randy Blythe from Lamb of God
    • James Dorton from Black Crown Initiate
    • Matt Heafy from Trivium
    • Dennis Lyxzén from Refused and INVSN
    • Tatiana Shmailyuk from Jinjer
    • Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity
    • Björn Strid from Soilwork
    • Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy
    • Serj Tankian from System of A Down
  • Original and Adaptive Music: All the music in Metal: Hellsinger is original and adapts to the player’s performance. Slay to the beat enough and the music will get increasingly intense. Stay in the groove without missing a beat to keep the vocals roaring.
  • An Epic Story & Challenge Mode: Play through an epic storyline that takes you through the otherworldly environments of eight Hells. Discover The Unknown’s past and defy the Red Judge of all Hells. After concluding the epic story, conquer the leaderboards or challenge your friends to beat your score on each level in the Challenge Mode.
  • A Demonic Arsenal: Defeat the demon hordes with a skull-clad blade or a range of murderous guns. Charge each weapon’s unique ultimate ability and then unleash unrestrained destruction.

The Metal: Hellsinger development team consists of people with an incredible track record of creating blockbuster FPS hits and is spearheaded by Executive Producer Shila Vikström and Creative Director David Goldfarb. An industry veteran with a history of FPS success, Goldfarb was Lead Designer of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3, as well as Game Director of Payday 2.

Metal: Hellsinger is available for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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