One of the first games announced today during the IGN Summer of Gaming is Metal: Hellsinger, developed by The Outsiders and published by Funcom. Featuring metal music from several popular metal bands, this rhythm-based shoot-em-up is slated to release in 2021 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and all future consoles.
The headbanging announcement trailer for Metal: Hellsinger features pre-alpha gameplay of The Unknown, a human/demon hybrid, fighting through waves demons to the beat of some sick metal tunes. The Unknown will face down hordes of demons and some of Hell's greatest devils, all in a quest (narrated by award-winning actor Troy Baker) to dethrone a being known as The Red Judge. His quest through The Infernal Planes will take him through the icy realm of Voke, the maddening world of Stygia, and more to attain the purest of goals: vengeance. All legends have songs behind them, and The Unknown's song is one of vengeance, destruction, and the heaviest of metal.
One of the biggest features of Metal: Hellsinger is going to be its mix of first-person-shooter and rhythm game mechanics. As players slay demons with their skull-clad blade or wide arsenal of guns, the music becomes more intense and players will be able to create more destruction. Metal: Hellsinger is the passion project of David Goldfarb, who has worked on games like Payday 2, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. As for the music, players can expect to hear vocal performances from bands such as Arch Enemy, Soilwork, and Dark Tranquility.
Metal: Hellsinger will release sometime next year for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and next-generation systems.