■ ‘90s-inspired FPS Hellbound Rips and Tears onto PC in 2019
Hellbound, the ridiculously violent ‘90s-inspired FPS from developer Saibot Studios, rips its way onto the scene in 2019. A free Survival Mode teasing the potential of a full campaign is available today on Steam for those who can’t wait to get a taste of the slaughter.
When it’s time to destroy demons with bones, bullets, or bare hands, Hellgore is the man for the job. This big, stitched-up slab of muscle has one thing on his mind: crimson carnage. Well, he has his own fully fleshed-out backstory, but that’s not important right now. Just know that he’s no stranger to gunning down the demonic denizens of Hell.
Hellbound is a ‘90s FPS, 20 years later with old-school gameplay, and new-school quality. Remember when shooters were brutally hard, fast-paced, and violent? Imagine that rendered grotesquely in Unreal Engine 4. In the Survival Mode available today for free, Hellgore smashes and blasts monsters in a wave-based arena, reveling in chaos as heavy metal and industrial music chugs in the background. Every wave summons hordes of enemies to cleave through.
Five weapons round out Hellgore’s arsenal in Survival Mode, with more to come through frequent updates. The Headcrusher, Simple Shotgun, Triple Shotgun, Indolora (remember Ol’ Painless from Predator?), and Rocket Launcher are his implements of destruction as he takes on the soldiers of Hell. Power-ups like Hell Damage, Hell Speed, and Hell Skin increase your attack power, speed, and explosive resistance respectively.
If Kickstarter funding goals are met, Survival Mode becomes just a teaser for the single-player campaign Saibot Studios wants to create. Even more weapons, enemies, power-ups, and Hellgore’s full story are on the way if Hellbound accrues $100,000. Multiplayer modes including co-op and death matches can become a reality.
“Classic ‘90s first-person shooters were my favorite games growing up and they introduced me to video game development,” said Tobias Rusjan, founder of Saibot Studios. “I want to share that love by taking those ideas and dialing them up to 11 in the 21s century.” For more information, please explore Hellbound’s official site, Twitter, Facebook, and Steam forums.
■ Last Encounter Lands on Planet Steam Today
Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Launching Q3 2018
Last Encounter, the intergalactic roguelike twin-stick shooter with extensive weapon customization from Exordium Games, launches on Windows and Mac today. Reinforcements will arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Q3 2018.
A savage, technologically superior race has invaded Earth and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Thankfully, newly discovered cloning technology has given the remaining survivors a last bit of hope. Earth’s remaining pilots must traverse procedurally generated galaxies to thwart the alien onslaught in a final fight for survival.
Choose from a variety of pilot clones, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Pair pilots with distinct ships rigged with diverse attributes and abilities. Salvage and combine weapon components to create the armaments of your wildest dreams and bring an end to the extraterrestrial invaders.
Brave the cosmos alone or recruit up to three fellow pilots for fast-paced, engaging couch co-op. Resources are shared, so allies must work together, managing and purchasing weapon components to fight off waves of enemies and bring peace to Earth once again.
“When playing co-op in Last Encounter, players will need to strategically use resources to best prepare for fighting off waves of enemies,” said Andrej Kovacevic, game director, Exordium Games. “Whether alone or with friends, players can engage in frantic, intense battles over and over again with the joy of weapon experimentation and loads of replayability.”
Last Encounter is now available on Steam for $14.99 in English. For more information, visit the official website, check out the official Discord or follow Last Encounter on Twitter and Facebook.