Hellraid delayed to 2014

by: Sean Colleli -

It must have been a tough decision but Techland has decided to push Hellraid back to a 2014 release. The team cites numerous reasons, most of all that they didn't want to compromise on their plan for the game. They also received a lot of feedback from playtesting and had numerous areas they wanted to improve for the fans, including making the magic system more diverse and expanding the campaign for both solo and co-op play. Delays are always a bummer but in some instances a game can really use that extra feedback and cooking time. As long as scope-creep doesn't get the better of the Techland team I think we can look forward to a better, more complete Hellraid in 2014.


 

 
 
 
 

Hellraid to Be Released in 2014

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As the team adds new features and game modes for both single-player and co-op, Techland announces that its upcoming game, Hellraid, will be released digitally in 2014.

“Since we started developing Hellraid we have had a clear goal to create a game that we all would love to play. We wanted to pay tribute to the best aspects of classic titles we grew up on and enhance them with new ideas, modern technology and extensive co-op that would provide players with dozens or even hundreds of hours of pure and bloody fun,” writes game producer Marcin Kruczkiewicz in an update on the Hellraid official blog at hellraid.com.

“If we released our game this year we would have to make too many compromises and the final product probably wouldn’t meet all our promises and players’ expectations.”

The decision to release Hellraid in 2014 was made in order to implement new ideas and redesign those parts of the game that fans didn’t like while playtesting the game. “For example we want to redesign the magic system to make it even more powerful and diverse, add new ways of casting spells and a set of new, more visually stunning spells,” reveals Kruczkiewicz. The team wants to use this additional time also to add new gameplay features and game modes which should make the game even more entertaining for both single player and 4-player co-op.

Hellraid offers a story-driven campaign of hack & slash action and unique, competitive co-op multiplayer that pits four players against the armies of hell – and each other – in a battle for points, rewards and fame. The game is developed by Techland for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

For details about Hellraid visit www.hellraid.com and www.facebook.com/hellraidgame

About Techland
Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games since 1991. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 5 technology is among the world's most advanced game engines, with full PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system compatibility while its latest Chrome Engine 6 has full support for PC, and current generation consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 . With a staff of over 260 specialists in three development offices in Wroclaw, Warsaw, Poland, and Vancouver, Canada, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles such as the Dead Island and Call of Juarez series for worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several high-profile titles including Hellraid and Dying Light which is developed for current and next-gen consoles and PCs.

 

Pertinent Details

Developer:
Techland

Platforms:
PC, PS3, X360

Genre:
First-Person SP/Co-Op Slasher

Price:
TBA

Release Date:
2014

 
   
 
 
 
 
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