Originally slated for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, Techland’s first-person co-op hackand-slash role-playing game Hellraid is riding an upgraded game engine to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One instead.
Announced last year, the dark and gritty Hellraid drew many comparisons to Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls series, sharing a similar colour palette, perspective and fantasy setting. The game is more action-focused, however, with an eye on building combos and generating high scores. The game features a story mode, a series of challenge modes and an arena, each of which can be played co-op with 2-4 players.
Here’s what Hellraid looked like in 2013:
And here’s the game as it stands now, powered by the same proprietary Chrome Engine 6 behind Techland’s upcoming survival horror game Dying Light:
Hellraid has come a long way over the past year. A new engine, some fresh features and a bit of polish, and suddenly it’s a game I’m looking forward to playing.
Hellraid is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year, with Steam Early Access launching in August.