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?
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.