Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Releases On Oct31
A "totally uncut" version of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation will arrive for PC on October 31, publisher Nordic Games has announced. "Toned down" versions of the Painkiller remake will arrive for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on January 22, 2013.
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation for PC will be available at launch in a $20 standard version and a $30 collector's edition. The premium bundle includes stickers, postcards, an artbook, and ten cuts from the game's soundtrack, a making-of DVD, in-game tarot card, and an exclusive multiplayer skin. The game will retail for $30 on PS3 and Xbox 360. A collector's edition for consoles was not announced.
Said Nordic Games Peter Hercher: "We're committed to offering games of the highest quality and rewarding the fans with additional content that truly adds depth.
"It's fantastic that we can offer this at a price which is superb value for money. The game is an explosive action classic that has been packed full of the darkest parts of hell and fantastic bonus material, for an extreme, demonic experience."
Painkiller Hell & Damnation is a remake of People Can Fly's 2004 shooter Painkiller. The remake is in development at Polish studio The Farm 51 and runs on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3. Dont forget to look at the video from Nordic Games.
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is a fast-paced, thrilling modern remake of an all-action shooter Classic!
Along with the extensive improvements to the graphics and the redesign of the single-player campaign, the game mechanics have been refined and lots of innovations have been introduced:
- Co-op mode: the entire single-player campaign can be played by two people. The level of difficulty adjusts in accordance with the 2 players (either through the number of enemies or the amount of hit points)
- Survival mode: in survival mode, up to 8 players battle for survival in a limited area of one map. Endless waves of enemy hordes crash over the brave challengers. A look at the rankings shows who was able to resist the longest.
- Along with familiar classics such as the Painkiller, the stake gun, the shotgun, and the electrodriver, a new instrument of death has been added to the arsenal: the Soulcatcher, a.k.a. the SSG (Small Sucking Gun); okay, it isnt small, but it not only shoots saw blades in primary firing mode, but also literally sucks the souls out of countless enemy types in secondary firing. The icing on the cake: enemies hit by the combo attack will fight minions on your side for a short amount of time.
- Speaking of countless enemy types, improvements have also been made here. All enemy types have been designed with significant variety. The patients now wield several different weapons (such as axes, saws, polearms, swords, etc.), wear different armor sets, and nevertheless all have the same goal: to eliminate Daniel Garner.