Rhythm FPS Metal: Hellsinger announced for PC and consoles
Publisher Funcom and developer The Outsiders unveiled their new title Metal: Hellsinger during the IGN Expo.
The game is described as a rhythm FPS and tasks players with shooting demons and devils to the beat of the soundtrack. Each of the game’s levels will feature its own song that is divided into multiple layers. The better players perform, the more layers of the song will be played. Watch the debut trailer below:
“We want to make this the most metal game ever,” creative director David Goldfarb said. “Or get as far as we possibly could, anyway! To make something that felt like a tribute to the epic imagination and joy and fury of metal – not just in terms of music, but art style, characters, lore. Trying to do it has been an amazing joy and we can’t wait to get it into the world for people to play.”
“This gives the player an incentive to stay on beat, because the experience becomes so intense and so powerful that you want to keep it that way,” Funcom Chief Creative Officer Joel Bylos added. “I knew that Dave and The Outsiders know how to make shooters, but I have never seen anything done quite like this before. It’s a very ambitious project and one we are proud to be a part of.”
Metal: Hellsinger is due to release in 2021 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The next-gen console versions of the game will feature improved visuals, support for up to 120 frames per second gameplay, and reduced loading times, according to Funcom.
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