Dead Island dev announces 'first-person slasher' Hellraid

Techland brought you and your chums together to battle zombies in Dead Island, and now it's sending you after monsters from Hell. The developer today announced Hellraid for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a "first-person slasher" with four-player co-op and a rather Left 4 Dead-sounding 'Game Master' system. So that's what became of Project Hell.

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Techland brought you and your chums together to battle zombies in Dead Island, and now it's sending you after monsters from Hell. The developer today announced Hellraid for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a "first-person slasher" with four-player co-op and a rather Left 4 Dead-sounding 'Game Master' system. So that's what became of Project Hell. Apparently monsters from Hell are up to the sorts of things monsters from Hell do, and you need to stop them as a Warrior, Rogue, Paladin, or Mage (you stop them by killing them). The official announcement says it boasts "elements of hack & slash RPGs, first-person shooters and online multiplayer games," with "exploration, looting, questing, weapon crafting, boss fights, armor customization, character development, leaderboards, magic and so much more." Hellraid will have a full single-player as well as four-player co-op murdering. The Game Master will place enemy and loot spawns procedurally as well as generate challenges, to keep things fresh. Hellraid is scheduled to launch later in 2013. Techland plans to self-publish this one. Hit the official website for more information.

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    April 29, 2013 10:05 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Dead Island dev announces 'first-person slasher' Hellraid.

    Techland brought you and your chums together to battle zombies in Dead Island, and now it's sending you after monsters from Hell. The developer today announced Hellraid for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a "first-person slasher" with four-player co-op and a rather Left 4 Dead-sounding 'Game Master' system. So that's what became of Project Hell.

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      April 29, 2013 10:20 AM

      Hmm really intrigued by this one.

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      April 29, 2013 11:14 AM

      The website says: 'Play Hellraid solo or with friends for hundreds of hours and never get bored!'
      Let's hope, its true xD

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      April 29, 2013 11:18 AM

      Sounds like a First Person ARPG. I was actually just thinking about this EXACT thing this morning before I rolled out of bed. Literally, "What would diablo be if played in 1st person".

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      April 29, 2013 11:27 AM

      Neverwinter Nights. FPS STYLE!
      Hope it catches on, cause NWN died a swift death.

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      April 29, 2013 2:34 PM

      This is oddly enough a good fit. Dead Island was more RPGish in its mechanics than anything.

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      April 29, 2013 6:18 PM

      This has my complete attention, it looks really good also.