Fans of the Painkiller series will be glad to hear that the newest version, Painkiller: Hell and Damnation, is approaching completion, and is now in a Beta phase as of yesterday.
Some screenshots, and the full press release are below:
“Painkiller Hell & Damnation” is ready to hit the Beta phase, with hell due to be unleashed today.
Beta testers will have the opportunity to be among the first to trial the ultimate horror FPS with a limited-access closed beta. Registration is open at www.painkillergame.com, and the lucky ones might grab a key. The beta will run until the release, and will allow testers the exclusive chance to preview the game and give their much-valued feedback.
“We are very excited to open the Beta for selected users and are looking forward to the feedback sessions in our forum,” says Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development, Nordic Games. “The feedback from fans that played the original Painkiller is extremely important to us. It will give us a chance to interact with the community, as well as offering them exclusivity of being the first to play the game.”
The eagerly anticipated Hell & Damnation installment is powered by Unreal Engine 3 and continues the hardcore fast gameplay of the original “Painkiller”. Players will be able to battle it out in the beta within 5 modes, including Single Player, Network Co-op, Deatchmatch and Team Deathmatch. It also features a Feedback button that links through to the Beta Forum so players can give direct feedback.
Beta keys will be available via media partners, Facebook and the Painkiller forums in the next couple of weeks. “Painkiller” encompasses everything that you’d want from an FPS. The gameplay is fast-paced and deadly, along with astonishing boss fights that requires the player to be tactical in order to destroy enemies.
About Nordic Games GmbH
Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned publishing subsidiary of Nordic Games Holding AB. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based company Nordic Games GmbH puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The core portfolio comprises products and brands which have recently been acquired from JoWooD Entertainment AG and DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., and further IPs and trademarks will follow.
The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nordicgames.at.
About The Farm 51
The Farm 51 is a Polish video game developer focused on high quality action games for both the PC and current generation of gaming consoles. Founded in 2005 by industry veterans, The Farm 51 currently employs persons responsible for such titles as the original Painkiller, The Witcher and Two Worlds II.
The Farm 51 is best known for its first person shooters NecroVsioN and NecroVisioN: Lost Company as well as, the extremely successful PC casual game StoneLoops! and Time Ace for the Nintendo DS.