Hellraid overhauled, coming to PS4 and Xbox One in 2015

PC version launching via Steam early access in fall 2014.

Hellraid

Hellraid, Dying Light developer Techland’s upcoming fantasy game, will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, rather than the previously announced PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in addition to PC, the studio announced.

The game, which we last saw in summer 2013, has been given a “major overhaul” with Techland’s new Chrome Engine 6, as well as added “tons” of new gameplay features. The new engine, thes same being used by Dying Light, will allow for “a new physics-based lighting system, more detailed locations and character models, complex animations, advanced particle effects, and state-of-the-art AI systems.”

While Hellraid will remain faithful to its first-person co-op slasher-type gameplay, the following features are also being added:

Three New Game Modes

In the Story Mode, players will explore the world and try to repel forces of Hell.

The highly-replayable Mission Mode will put more focus on arcade-style fun of climbing up leaderboards, creating the longest combos and beating high scores.

The completely new Arena Mode will offer survival gameplay with waves of deadly demonic hordes to fend off. All these modes will be available in both single-player and 2-4 players co-op.

Character Customization

Players will be able to create and customize their characters with armor, clothes, and accessories such as amulets. Thanks to a new class-free skill tree, they will develop a demon slayer perfectly suited to their play style by combining various active and passive abilities – divided into intertwined paths of combat, magic and agility.

Combat Improvements

Techland has also improved the game’s combat system, which now features one- and two-handed melee weapons, shields, magic staves and ranged weapons. With diverse fighting styles, counter-attacks, parrying and dashing abilities, the melee combat in Hellraid becomes even more complex and immersive. Additionally, magic will offer a wide and diverse selection of offensive, defensive and healing spells.

The combat experience is furthermore enhanced by weapon crafting, interactive environments, destructible objects and environmental traps, as well as challenging and adaptive enemy AI.

Hellraid will launch first on PC via Steam Early Access this fall, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions coming in 2015.

Watch the new features trailer below. View some images at the gallery.

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