Terri Vellmann and Doseone from Heavy Bullets and Gang Beasts fame have collaborated with Devolver Digital for the upcoming first-person shooter due out later this year called High Hell. The game is an off-kilter shooter where you make dynamic entrances by kicking down doors, and blowing the crap out of stuff as you attempt to take down a criminal satanic organization.
The main character looks like a gimp from an S&M Halloween party cosplaying as Bane. Nevertheless, he has big muscles and a big gun, so I’m sure he’s okay.
You’ll use the big gun to blast the environment to pieces, lob bodies across the room, and destroy the inner workings of a demonic cocaine operation. You can check out the announcement trailer for the game below.
The loop for the game is that you make your way through the organization, clearing out rooms by kicking down doors and shooting people in the face.
The weapon is some sort of pulse rifle that blasts people to bits, including some of the crazy chimps working for the evil doers.
Devolver explains the game as a “vibrant remix of the classic first-person shooter”. It seems to be more like a rhythm-shooter, insofar that it takes the classic shoot-strafing made popular in old-school games like Doom and adds the 3D element to it so you can jump and bunny-hop like in Quake.
If you only have one weapon and a variety of enemies to fight, then the replay values and hook for High Hell will be in the challenge offered from the AI and the level construction. I didn’t really see anything too fancy as far as level design is concerned, and the AI was basically just getting blasted to bits in the teaser. Hopefully, though, they have a solid mix of cleverly designed levels and an interesting smattering of villains to face off against to keep things entertaining.
You can look for High Hell to launch later this year.
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