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Painkiller Hell & Damnation DLC, Full Metal Rocket is available on Steam today


Nordic Games and The Farm 51 are excited to announce that Full Metal Rocket, the fourth DLC from Painkiller Hell & Damnation is available to download from Steam today.

The latest edition to the Painkiller DLC roadmap focuses on the multiplayer elements of the game. Full Metal Rocket features three new hellish multiplayer maps in gore-ious HD, new multiplayer skins, brutal enemies and a weapon along with a new Survival mode which features its own dedicated leader board.

You can Download Full Metal Rocket from Steam for only USD/EUR 3.99, GBP 2.99 here:http://store.steampowered.com/app/229250/

“With previous releases of Painkiller Hell & Damnation DLCs we got tons of feedback and fans asking for more content,” said Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “We always want our players to be fully challenged, so with this DLC we have decided to concentrate on the multiplayer elements of the game to give them a truly immersive, hellish experience.”

The full list of features in Full Metal Rocket includes:

  • Three classic multiplayer maps now shine in their HD glory including new gameplay options: Meatless, Blink, Mines suited for different modes (Survival, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture The Flag), featuring the new Survival mode style
  •  New Survival mode: single player Survival mode with dedicated Leaderboards: play with limited ammo, and avoid being killed to gain access to weapon lockers and to proceed to the next area
  •  One new HD Survival map: Town
  • One new HD map for all multiplayer modes: Prison
  • New multiplayer skins: SS Zombie and Leper
  • New enemies: Executioner and Beast
  • New weapon for multiplayer mode: Mine

Also released today is the Painkiller Hell & Damnation DLC Bundle 1. The bundle contains all 4 of the Painkiller DLCs: Medieval Horror, The Clock Strikes Meat Night, Operation “Zombie Bunker” and Full Metal Rocket and can be downloaded from Steam for USD/EUR 14.99, GBP 13.99 here:http://store.steampowered.com/sub/27278/

Painkiller Hell & Damnation will be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system from Sony on May 31 st. Painkiller takes players on a demonic ride through. The campaign features an all-action crusade that can be played in single player mode, co-operative mode across four chapters, and several multiplayer-modes. A vast array of demons and fiends will be encountered along the way.


Painkiller Hell & Damnation Unleashed Today, Including Halloween DLC

Nordic Games GMBH is proud to announce that the eagerly awaited Painkiller Hell & Damnation is out now for Windows PC. On the fence? Read our review.

The infernal gates of hell have been opened for PC gamers to set Daniel Garner free from Purgatory and escape the evil supernatural powers. Players can now get their hands on the game in both Standard and Collector’s Edition formats, in time for a hellish Halloween.

For those who have pre-ordered the game or purchased during Halloween and activate their steam code before 5pm GMT on November 1st, there will also be an extra-special reward. Players simply need to activate their product on Steam and automatically claim the goresome free DLC pack. This exclusive pack will provide a unique Halloween-themed map that will contain a frighteningly large number of Halloween-inspired rewards, enemies, weapons and an additional achievement. Destroy pumpkins, collect lollipops, battle against Pumpkinhead Ghostriders and fight on a deathly carousel in the perfect addition to the goriest game to blast its way on to PCs in years. An exclusive Halloween achievement is also included.

“Players will endure the most hair-raising Halloween experience this year with Painkiller,” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “It’s the deadliest incarnation of the series so far, the graphics are stunning and the unique gameplay remains true to old-school FPS ideology that made the original game so well loved.”

The campaign features an all-action crusade that can be played in single player mode, co-operative mode across four chapters, and several multiplayer-modes. A vast array of demons and fiends will be encountered along the way.

The bonus Collector’s Edition content will include stickers, postcards from hell, ten tracks from the heavy metal soundtrack, a making of DVD, in-game tarot card for single player power-up and exclusive multiplayer skin. The package will also comprise of all the material from the Standard Edition including game disc and A3 size poster.

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Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Review

– Scott Ellison

Our Score: 4 / 5 – Awesome

Samurai demons, check. Baby skeletons, check. Burned and charred workers, check. Huge muscular monks with axes, check. It all sounds like Painkiller to me. Rather than a quick cash-in expansion, this recreation asks you to pulverize, torture, and above all odds, defeat the demonic hordes by driving wooden stakes deep into chests as you listen to blisteringly fast and loud metal. Who’s in?

The Painkiller series has mostly derailed over the years as it has reached five expansions, each with diminishing returns. Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (or cleverly shortened to Painkiller HD) is a remake of the original game and first expansion, which only came out in 2004. The game existed in a standard definition era, using the in-house PainEngine to deliver it’s blazingly fast gameplay and stunning visuals for its time. The team at The Farm 51 have painstakingly recreated the game with Unreal Engine 3 and achieving 60+ fps and looking a ton better.

The storyline follows Daniel (voiced by Jon St. Jon aka Duke Nukem) and his wife Catherine who were killed in a car accident in the dead of night with a thunderstorm raging. Daniel’s wife is being held from ascending to heaven from Death until he collects 6,666 souls, defeat 4 Generals, and then Catherine will be let go. You will quickly forget the incidental story as I did, because simply it isn’t that reliant on the narrative other than to serve the purpose of handing you an arsenal’s worth of death dealing weapons that will carve, cut, sever, and otherwise mutilate your enemies into pulp.

The forever badass stakegun returns in HD glory as it’s high-intensity and slow fire-rate deliver a powerful blow that will pin anyone to a wall. Other weapons fall into medieval torture category while following basic gun archetypes such as rocket launchers, machine guns, grenade launchers, and even a melee weapon. Each weapon has it’s own alt-fire such as shooting electricity, raising the dead, or slowing enemies. That ammo is a rare find, but well worth expending into your foes. There is even a weapon called the Painkiller, the primary fire delivers pain by slicing and the alt-fire providing pain as the top part sticks to a surface and links a laser back to the other half, great for getting kills through a doorway. New to the Painkiller series is the Soulcatcher, when combo fired, will raise the fallen enemies to fight on your side for a short time – the primary fire shoots a devastating sawblade.

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is challenging on the middle-of-the-road difficulty, and that’s how it should be. Relying on old videogame tactics of circle-strafing, maintaining a health bar while trying to minimize damage, and making it to the end of a level with only 5 health – all of which is a triumphant experience. The bosses of the game are massive creatures the size of skyscrapers. They require massive amounts of firepower and quick reflexes to defeat, but are thrilling as you have to manage foot soldiers, projectiles, boss damage, and your own health all at the same time.

The music may not be for everyone, but there is no better fit than the relentless metal that accompanies your death-dealing destruction through each level. A good rule of thumb of knowing if you’ve taken too long in a level? The music loops, then you know you’ve gone beyond par for the level. You might as well start over…

Multiplayer expands greatly in Painkiller HD. You can now go through the game’s levels with a co-op partner which scales to the increased player count. Perhaps you want to do a Survival mode, which is fine in theory but becomes tiresome if you are really good at it. There is the option to go head-to-head with other Painkillers in Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. Each mode is generic, but really enjoyable as the super fast movement creates hectic, explosion-filled matches. I favor the Co-Op experience for the increased challenge and enhanced social experience you can have going through the game.

Painkiller is largely the same game, by design. It’s missing some levels that were likely cut for being dull or repetitive, but the ones remaining are designed beautifully while maintaining the gore and horror-themed nature of the original without disrupting the flow. It’s pretty easy to recommend Painkiller Hell & Damnation over all other versions and packs. It has everything you liked about the original but now with enhanced graphics, speed, multiplayer modes you want to play, a killer soundtrack, and a bodycount that’ll reach into quadruple digits.

Retails for: $19.99, Recommended Purchase Price: $14.99

A code for the game was provided by PR for review purposes


Painkiller Hell & Damnation is Deemed “Too Evil” for Germany, Releases Oct 31st

The newest installment of the legendary “Painkiller” series, “Painkiller Hell & Damnation”, will not receive an age rating in Germany, as been confirmed by Nordic Game Inc.’s parent company, Nordic Games in Vienna, Austria. In an effort to remind everyone that it is, in fact, just a game and not a monster hell-bent on ruining the minds of the masses, Nordic Games and The Farm 51 have released brand new screenshots and cover art for the Collector’s Edition.

In “Painkiller Hell & Damnation”, use an array of righteous weaponry to blast the crap out of hordes of demons and other creatures who want nothing more than to send you straight to the grave – again. It’s a fast-paced, thrilling, modern remake of an all-action shooter Classic!

“Painkiller Hell & Damnation” is scheduled for release on Halloween (October 31) for $19.99 in the Standard Edition or $29.99 in a packed Collector’s Edition. Head to http://painkillergame.com to find out more and to pre-order the game.


The Painkiller Hell & Damnation Teaser Trailer Shows that Death is Just the Beginning

Nordic Games and The Farm 51 are working on Painkiller Hell & Damnation, the top-to-bottom remake of the best Painkiller title ever… the first one. If you’re concerned this’ll be just some slapped-together hack job, then you obviously haven’t taken a look at the assets we’ve released, which show just how much love is going into this one.

I’ve been playing the Beta, and it’s pretty early – so I’m waiting for an update before I write a full Preview. Game looks and plays EXACTLY how you remember it.

Case in point: the game’s story teaser trailer, which just oozes quality:

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Painkiller: Hell & Damnation opens the gates for Beta Testing and New Screenshots

“Painkiller Hell & Damnation” is ready to hit the Beta phase, with hell due to be unleashed today.

Beta testers will have the opportunity to be among the first to trial the ultimate horror FPS with a limited-access closed beta. Registration is open at www.painkillergame.com, and the lucky ones might grab a key. The beta will run until the release, and will allow testers the exclusive chance to preview the game and give their much-valued feedback.

“We are very excited to open the Beta for selected users and are looking forward to the feedback sessions in our forum,” says Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development, Nordic Games. “The feedback from fans that played the original Painkiller is extremely important to us. It will give us a chance to interact with the community, as well as offering them exclusivity of being the first to play the game.”

The eagerly anticipated Hell & Damnation installment is powered by Unreal Engine 3 and continues the hardcore fast gameplay of the original “Painkiller”. Players will be able to battle it out in the beta within 5 modes, including Single Player, Network Co-op, Deatchmatch and Team Deathmatch. It also features a Feedback button that links through to the Beta Forum so players can give direct feedback.

Beta keys will be available via media partners, Facebook and the Painkiller forums in the next couple of weeks. “Painkiller” encompasses everything that you’d want from an FPS. The gameplay is fast-paced and deadly, along with astonishing boss fights that requires the player to be tactical in order to destroy enemies. …continue reading » Painkiller: Hell & Damnation opens the gates for Beta Testing and New Screenshots


New Painkiller Hell & Damnation screenshots


Nordic games has released some work in progress screenshots of the brand new chapter in the Painkiller series, Hell & Damnation.  The Farm 51 is on board developing this title using the Unreal 3 engine.  The screenshots look gorgeous and for painkiller fans, 2004 was a long time ago since the original Painkiller but do not fret, a return to your favorite universe is on it’s way.

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Painkiller Hell & Damnation – the most painful experience for Hell’s demonic population since ‘04

VIENNA, AUSTRIA (June 4, 2012) – The legendary Painkiller series experiences its biggest leap ever with Nordic Games’ upcoming installment: Painkiller Hell & Damnation.

Painkiller Hell & Damnation is under development by The Farm 51, an experienced Gliwice/Katowice (Poland)-based development studio.

Powered by Epic’s world-renowned and highly-respected Unreal Engine 3, Painkiller Hell & Damnation recreates the sensations and hardcore gameplay of the original Painkiller. Released in 2004, Painkiller won high praise and many accolades and fans for its fast and unique gameplay. Keeping true to the old-school FPS ideology, lightning-fast movement enables skillful players to get into the heart of the fast-paced gameplay, topped off with stunning enormo-boss fights requiring sneaky tactics.

“We’re proud of the shiny new splendor of the game’s graphics, but we’re doubly proud we’ve made player skill the most important part of the game. In addition to the single player campaign, we’re putting a tremendous emphasis on the game’s multiplayer component” said Reinhard Pollice, responsible for Business & Product Development at Nordic Games.

A first build of Painkiller Hell & Damnation will be showcased to exclusive media partners at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, California.

More information on the game will be released in due time.

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About Nordic Games GmbH

Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned publishing subsidiary of Nordic Games Holding AB. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based company Nordic Games GmbH puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The core portfolio comprises products and brands which have recently been acquired from JoWooD Entertainment AG and DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., and further IPs and trademarks will follow.

The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nordicgames.at.

About The Farm 51
The Farm 51 is a Polish video game developer focused on high quality action games for both the PC and current generation of gaming consoles. Founded in 2005 by industry veterans, The Farm 51 currently employs persons responsible for such titles as the original Painkiller, The Witcher and Two Worlds II.

The Farm 51 is best known for its first person shooters NecroVsioN and NecroVisioN: Lost Company as well as, the extremely successful PC casual game StoneLoops! and Time Ace for the Nintendo DS.

Currently, the company is headquartered in Gliwice, Poland with additional offices in Katowice and employs nearly 50 people. The Farm 51 is listed on NewConnect (a share market run by the Warsaw Stock Exchange) as of March, 2012.