It’s been a while since game-fans have seen Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, but the hero from the inferno is ready to return with Good Shepard’s Web of Wyrd.
Right Hand of Doom, incoming
If you’re a fan of Mike Mignola’s supernatural hero, this is a heck of a day. While the last video game to bear Hellboy’s name wasn’t the slouch that some made it out to be (IMO), this new title looks like a knockout.
Now, before you hit ‘play’ though, just be forewarned that you won’t be looking at a motion-comic. This is actually the game, from Good Shepard Entertainment, that you’re about to get a peek at. Just keep that in mind.
Oh, and yes, that’s actor Lance freaking Reddick you hear as the voice of Red. Okay go hit ‘play’.
Welcome to the Butterfly House, a mysterious manor of perverse angles and non-Euclidean geometry built by occultist Pasquale Deneveaux to open a gateway to the Wyrd, a vast, interdimensional web of wondrous and horrifying planes of existence beyond our world. When a B.P.R.D. agent vanishes inside the mansion, it’s up to Hellboy and his team of agents to uncover its forbidden secrets.
Journey into the deepest realms of the Wyrd, each hiding a unique investigation into the unknown. Battle powerful creatures in search of forgotten godforms and magnificent treasures, but beware: ancient evil festers within the Wyrd’s darkest reaches… evil that wants out.Dark Horse Comics press release
As you can see, Mignola’s artwork literally comes to life in Web of Wyrd. But that’s not all, as the creator of the Hellboy universe also collaborated on the storyline that you see in the quote above. If you’re a fan of classic Hellboy too, it’s tough not to get pumped over it. The B.P.R.D. in it’s heyday… pocket dimensions… ancient evils… yep, we’re maybe a little too excited.
“Adapting the Hellboy comics to a game is a dream project for all of us. The opportunity to create something authentic — that’s something we take very seriously,” said Amanda Kruse, Publishing Director at Good Shepherd Entertainment. “Our partnership with Mike Mignola and the creative team at Dark Horse has been inspiring. The support and trust they’ve given us has allowed Upstream Arcade to bring their vision to life. Hellboy Web of Wyrd is a bold new work we are excited to share with fans of the comics and action-adventure games alike.”Dark Horse Comics press release
“We are extremely excited by this amazing new Hellboy game developed by Good Shepherd Entertainment,” said Mike Richardson, CEO of Dark Horse Media. “Mike Mignola has created a hero and world unique in comics, and this game gives fans a new way to share in his supernatural adventures.”
Ready to throw down with the biggest nasties that the dark recesses of reality can offer? Well, you’re going to have a wait. Hellboy: Web of Wyrd has no release date just yet, but when it does arrive you can expect to see it for Xbox and PlayStation platforms, as well as the Switch and PC.