Techland’s Hellraid has undergone some changes since you’ve seen it last. Most notably, it’s now running in the same engine that powers the developer’s Dying Light- Chrome Engine 6.
If you’re an old-school Hexen/Heretic fan, there’s not too much there to dislike. Melee combat looks excellent with plenty of opportunities to parry and dodge, and tons of weapons to find and use. I also really like the idea that you don’t have to ‘choose’ between being a mage or a warrior or a Rogue, and can make use of every piece of hardware you come across; another nod to those classic FPS/hack’n slash’s from years gone by.
Techland has been working on Hellraid for some time now, and actually pushed the game back form the initial 2014 release date in order to flip it over to the current generation of consoles and the incredibly impressive power of the Chrome Engine 6. As you can see in the trailer, the game is looking plenty ‘next-gen’ indeed, with excellent detail on both the outdoor ‘wilderness’ locations and town settings alike.
Seems like it should be worth the wait for sword and sorcery fans. Hellraid hits the Xbox One, PS4, and the PC next year, but you can actually get in on the PC early access version on Steam later this Fall if you so desire. We’ll keep you up to date on just when that’s set up to go on sale on the platform.