Techland's 'Hellraid' Goes Beyond 'Dead Island'

Posted Wed May 8, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT by

The first trailer emerges for the co-op hack & slash.

Techland is finally ready to show 'Hellraid,' the first person fantasy hack & slash from the makers of 'Dead Island.' Even with game's medieval fantasy setting, comparisons with 'Dead Island' are hard to escape.

Unlike the touristy setting of 'Dead Island,' 'Hellraid' is a game about hardened warriors. Weapons last longer, and class differences are significant. Where 'Dead Island' allowed each player to brutally brawl enemies, 'Hellraid' requires co-operation between varied classes, including magic users. Likewise, 'Hellraid' is a mix of open areas and dungeon-like levels, and the world's layout is not the straight-forward one of 'Dead Island.'

The game is attempting to strike a balance in gameplay where players need to cooperate to survive, but remain in personal competition for loot and for the number of enemies bested. The design of the game encompassing may still see significant changes.

"Fight, develop skills, collect loot and craft weapons while exploring a world devastated by demons. Treacherous swamps, squalid prisons and ancient catacombs will be among the settings of your adventure. Hellraid offers what’s best in the hack & slash genre but viewed from the immersive First-Person Perspective."

'Hellraid' is expected to come to the 360, PS3, and the PC later this year.

Source: Eurogamer

Author: Brian Hoss

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