Spiritual Successor to DoomRL Jupiter Hell Release Date Announced

Jupiter Hell is coming out of Steam's Early Access later this year.

Published: February 22, 2021 12:32 PM /


Jupiter Hell

The Jupiter Hell release date has been announced, tell us when it is coming out of Steam's Early Access later this year. The 0.9.7 patch is also being released today bringing the game even closer to completition.

The roguelike is being developed by ChaosForge and is now joining up with Hyperstrange to publish (who developed games like Elderborn and POSTAL: Brain Damaged) to see Jupiter Hell over the finish line. The patch will see the release of Jupiter Hells' 0.9.7 version and a week-long sale for 20% off, so if you're interested in DoomRL's spiritual successor, now may be the time to check it out.

The game is set... on Jupiter (gasp!) with the player as a long space marine facing off against overwhelming odds. The player will rip and tear through zombies, demons, and monstrosities with shotguns, chainguns, railguns, and a chainsaw. The game is built on the Nova Engine, which will take the classic turn-based roguelike gameplay and puts it in a 3D "90s flavored sci-fi environment."

Like other titles in the roguelike genre, Jupiter Hell has procedural level generation, character permadeath, and a brutal yet fair difficulty level. Ideally, players will die repeatedly and learn from their mistakes while doing so and not rage and eventually uninstall, but thems the breaks with roguelikes.

If you would like to check out Jupiter Hell and its latest 0.9.7 patch, Expanse, is available on Steam's Early Access for the next week at 20% off. If you would rather wait, the full release of Jupiter Hell will be on August 5, 2021.  

What do you think of this announcement? Have you ever played DoomRL? If you have, are you interested or have played Jupiter Hell? Let us know in the comments!

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