Hey! We’re engaged on Steel: Hellsinger, a rhythm-based FPS the place you play as The Unknown, a vengeful demon on a hunt by way of the Hells for the satan herself. We’re tremendous excited to have simply introduced the 15 September launch date on Xbox X|S, or 48 hours earlier for those who pre-order it. We additionally simply put out a free demo that you may play proper now!
It’s notably thrilling to work on this mission as a result of it combines three of our favourite issues – first particular person taking pictures, rhythm video games, and naturally, metallic music. We’re additionally fortunate sufficient to have a fully unimaginable roster of celebrated metallic musicians within the sport, like Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Alissa White-Glüz from Arch Enemy, Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, and way more.
It’s straightforward to clarify how the sport works, however truly conveying the sensation of taking part in, and why it really works, is one other matter. It’s kinetic and visceral. It’s a bit like making an attempt to clarify music typically; it’s higher to only hearken to it, or in our case, play it. Fortunately, you are able to do simply that proper now, with our demo! However for those who’re nonetheless right here, let’s look into what makes Steel: Hellsinger tick.
In Steel: Hellsinger, you shoot, slash, sprint, and carry out takedowns on the beat of the music. You don’t have to, however your success is closely depending on it.
The aim is that can assist you do that by way of visible indicators on this planet and UI. The crosshairs are the primary indicator, clearly displaying when every beat will land. The whole lot feeds into this unifying goal, to get you into the groove and make you trip that wave. The world – the Hells themselves – pulsate to the rhythm. Enemies and gates flash, jets of flame burst, all serving the galloping cadence of Steel.
You possibly can nonetheless assault and sprint off-beat, nevertheless it’ll be more durable and gained’t really feel nearly as good. In a method, you’ll be the one factor on this planet out of sync. Do it on the beat and also you’ll deal extra injury, and also you’ll cost the last word means in your outfitted weapon quicker. Many of the weapons you utilize even have beat-bound bonuses. With the shotgun, you’ll hit most demons in vary for those who shoot on the beat.
The opposite method we attempt to deliver collectively the music and the gameplay is to make you need to play to the beat. The higher you play on the beat, the extra the music unfolds, layer by layer, till the vocals are available in, and also you attain peak badassery. Simply by listening to the vocals, you wish to stay there. Go off-beat too many occasions and the music will get stripped again.
Once you attain that max x16 rating multiplier and the music blasts on all cylinders, vocals roaring, and also you’re tearing demons aside, leaping from one to the opposite, you enter that very specific state of death-dealing movement, such as you’re headbanging on high of the world and the world is drumming to the sound of your weapons.
Having such a mind-blowing group of musicians actually ties all of it collectively. It was so necessary that the music in Steel: Hellsinger be good. Composed by the Swedish duo Twin Feathers, who’ve outdone themselves, and with performances from globally identified metallic vocalists a few of us have listened to since childhood, we’re nonetheless pinching ourselves.
All of us hope you’ll strive the Steel: Hellsinger demo, which is obtainable proper now! The total sport releases on September 15 and could be performed 48 hours early for those who pre-order it.
Half human, half demon, and obsessive about vengeance. Change into The Unknown, and combat by way of the fiercest domains of Hell. Destroy the demon hordes and their leaders to set your self up for an epic showdown with The Crimson Choose herself.
Each legend has a tune. And yours is one in every of metallic, vengeance, and destruction.
Slay to the beat
Steel: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, the place your means to shoot on the beat will improve your gameplay expertise. The extra in sync you’re with the rhythm, the extra intense the music will grow to be and the extra destruction you’ll trigger.
Defeat the demon hordes with a skull-clad blade or a variety of murderous weapons. Every weapon has its personal final means, similar to Homicide of Crows or The Massive Goodbye.
Epic story and Problem Mode
Play by way of an epic storyline, narrated by award-winning actor Troy Baker. Then conquer the leaderboards or problem your mates to beat your rating in Problem Mode.
Battle by way of hearth, ice, metallic and insanity
Though generally referred to as Hell, The Infernal Planes is in actuality a union of a thousand Hells, all of that are terrifying and diabolical in their very own method. With the intention to dethrone The Crimson Choose, it’s essential to combat your method by way of the fiercest corners, from the icy world of Voke to the maddening world of Stygia.
From the Lead Designer of Battlefield: Dangerous Firm 2
Steel: Hellsinger is created by an skilled FPS staff at The Outsiders and is the eagerness mission of David Goldfarb, Recreation Director on Payday 2 and Lead Designer on Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Dangerous Firm 2.
Authentic metallic soundtrack
Each observe is created particularly for the sport with vocals by metallic icons, similar to Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Mikael Stanne (Darkish Tranquillity), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Tatiana Shmailyuk (Jinjer).