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Hellraid details and screens

Hellraid details and screens

Techland's RPG slasher gets new screenshots and a Q&A for more details about the game that is expected to release this year for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.



Hellraid detailed in questions and answers


What is Hellraid?

We’re calling Hellraid a first-person co-op slasher. We invented this genre to capture the idea behind our game which blends elements of classic hack & slash titles with a more advanced combat system based on timing and precision, RPG’s, shooters and multiplayer games into one unique experience seen in very immersive, first-person perspective.

Will gamers experience Hellraid only in co-op? What is the main difference between playing solo and in co-op?

Hellraid can be experienced both in single-player and in co-operation. While playing solo you explore the world, complete quests, gather loot and develop your character. In co-operation tension rises when you struggle to achieve mission goals while competing with your friends for points granted for each kill, team-plays and automatically generated challenges throughout the game.

What does the gameplay in Hellraid look like?

In Hellraid you travel between levels using a web of magic portals. Each level can be played an unlimited number of times to complete the story campaign, side quests and to defeat forces of evil with friends while competing for experience, points, rewards and places on leaderboards. During the game players can use a variety of melee, ranged and magical weapons. Combat is expanded with a set of unique active skills for each character class which gives the team additional tactical capabilities while searching for treasure, completing objectives, avoiding deadly traps, fighting the hordes of enemies and boss battles.

Will gamers be able to develop their characters, or customize the weapons and armor?

Each of the four character classes available in Hellraid (Warrior, Mage, Paladin and Rogue) will have their own skill tree that can be developed during the game. Along with that players can customize their weapons using an advanced crafting system or change their combat capabilities and appearance with armor that can be bought in shops, traded between the players or found during the game.

Who or what is Game Master?

Game Master is a complex system inspired by pen and paper role-playing games that makes each play through of Hellraid a different, completely new experience. In co-operation mode, Game Master carefully selects competitive challenges for players and awards the best ones at the end of each level. It changes where and how you and your friends complete quests, placement, numbers and types of enemies you encounter as well as deploying treasure chests and loot.

Will Game Master work in single-player as well?

Yes, Game Master will alter the experience in single-player the same way it does in co-op but without the competitive challenges which are unique for playing with your friends.

How long is Hellraid and when it will be released?

Thanks to Game Master and the varied experiences that it provides, Hellraid will give players hundreds of hours of pure fun. The game will be released in 2013 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

For more information about the game visit www.hellraid.com

All comments

Commented on 2013-05-28 17:30:39
Hopefully is as polished as their last title. :)
Commented on 2013-05-28 18:32:10
I hope the combat will be the best in first person fantasy game, the melee has to be spot on with hit reaction and animations or else it will suck just like Elder Scrolls games.

I hope they show it off at E3 since these images look very nice, nice gore too.
Commented on 2013-05-28 18:32:53
hope it can use mods, like there other games
Commented on 2013-05-28 18:52:10
This game looks bad. Not even hairy arms,
Commented on 2013-05-28 18:54:17 In reply to hotkirby
Posted by hotkirby
This game looks bad. Not even hairy arms,
Demon dogs summoning or no sale :P
Commented on 2013-05-28 22:32:39
Hexen revival, please!
Commented on 2013-05-29 01:12:05 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I hope the combat will be the best in first person fantasy game, the melee has to be spot on with hit reaction and animations or else it will suck just like Elder Scrolls games.

I hope they show it off at E3 since these images look very nice, nice gore too.
Being Techland, I have a feeling the melee, hit reactions, and physics will be spot on. It will likely be pretty buggy, but if they can nail down those things, I may give it a go.

Unfortunately, I think it not being like an Elder Scrolls game may be what kills it for me. I am playing through Skyrim again right now, and I think it will be hard to play through a linear, chopped up game that is pure hack n slash action with no sense of exploration. We will see...
Commented on 2013-05-29 03:40:25 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
Unfortunately, I think it not being like an Elder Scrolls game may be what kills it for me. I am playing through Skyrim again right now, and I think it will be hard to play through a linear, chopped up game that is pure hack n slash action with no sense of exploration. We will see...
Well Dark Messiah was pretty straight-forward but it was so much fun, and great first person melee battles
Commented on 2013-05-29 07:07:23 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
Being Techland, I have a feeling the melee, hit reactions, and physics will be spot on. It will likely be pretty buggy, but if they can nail down those things, I may give it a go.

Unfortunately, I think it not being like an Elder Scrolls game may be what kills it for me. I am playing through Skyrim again right now, and I think it will be hard to play through a linear, chopped up game that is pure hack n slash action with no sense of exploration. We will see...
I personally dont mind semi open or linear game, I just want the combat in melee to be great since thats where the true satistfaction comes in when i play it.
Skyrim's best parts was music and its art and atmosphere, actual gameplay was a joke.

But if these guys nail it, great if not...I guess I wont bother with it.
Commented on 2013-05-29 07:33:12
I actually can't wait for this. Dead Island with more varied enemies and magic? Yes, please!
Commented on 2013-05-29 15:46:33 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I personally dont mind semi open or linear game, I just want the combat in melee to be great since thats where the true satistfaction comes in when i play it.
Skyrim's best parts was music and its art and atmosphere, actual gameplay was a joke.

But if these guys nail it, great if not...I guess I wont bother with it.
exactly, well said Seth, and if the game can be modded, it will be great experience, as there are loads of mods for dead island that make game so much better
Commented on 2013-05-29 15:52:24
Best First Person Swordfighting is in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, so if this can be close to that, I'd be excited. So far, they've shown nothing.
Commented on 2013-05-29 17:16:56 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by Kostchtchie
exactly, well said Seth, and if the game can be modded, it will be great experience, as there are loads of mods for dead island that make game so much better
Just so you know, there is me and Seth lol confusing i know ;)

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