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Hellgate: London is back

ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.1481, NJPosts: 6,690Member

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Hellgate: London is back. HanbitSoft and T3Fun are reanimating the corpse of the post-apocalyptic horror RPG/MMO hybrid for a global release in the near future. The title is being developed in Korea, and T3Fun has recently updated its website and Facebook page with a lengthy story video and a few gameplay screens.



The trailer showcases over 12 minutes of CG footage designed to familiarize would-be crusaders with Hellgate's world and their place in it. The short version is that the forces of hell have ransacked the earth. The longer version involves copious amounts of swords, machine guns, curvaceous templars and slavering demons bent on subjugating the local populace.



If you know your gaming history, you'll also know that Hellgate was originally developed by ex-Blizzard staffers before collapsing under the weight of unmet expectations and financial pressures. We'll be keeping a close eye on Hanbitsoft's resurrection project and you can too, starting with the cinematic trailer after the cut.

Trailer: http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/05/18/hellgate-global-ramps-up-its-web-presence-new-trailer-released/

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Comments

  • NethermancerNethermancer Toronto, ONPosts: 520Member

    Man this game had so many flaws and so many bad game mechanics, bugs and horrible story made me want to have a good long talk with Bill Roper.....however I LOVED THE GAME.....lol

    Cant wait for it to come back.

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  • WarzodWarzod Mesa, AZPosts: 355Member Uncommon

    Hellgate's back... back again... Hellgate's back.... tell a friend.

  • SpatterCatSpatterCat Seattle, WAPosts: 80Member Uncommon

    I have been waiting, and hoping, so patiently for this return... please let it be on a fast track!

  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon

    Epic video on the website. Guessing most of that is from the original release rather than new stuff?. My old p.o.s computer couldn't run it when it was released. Now I have a beast that can. Looking forward to it.

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  • SteamRangerSteamRanger Great Northwest, WAPosts: 920Member Uncommon

    Can't wait to see how RedBana handles this. Hellgate: London was one of the biggest missed opportunities in gaming.

     

    Many thanks, Victor, for the info!

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  • daydreamerxxdaydreamerxx Saint Cloud, FLPosts: 178Member Uncommon

    was told a year ago it was coming. Then no info after that. I thought maybe they gave up. I am happy to see it is being re released and with more content. I however hope they have pvp and not everyone goes into a zone and duels each other.

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  • ntstlkrntstlkr Woodbridge, VAPosts: 65Member

    Woowhoooo! Strangely enough I had re-installed my game last month just to work through single player. Very cool indeed!

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  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member

    I actually can't wait to play it again. For the living!

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  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,513Member Uncommon

    ah damn i thought they finally released it :(

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  • jpnolejpnole Tampa, FLPosts: 1,665Member Uncommon

    Awesome! Despite it's flaws I really liked this game a lot. Too bad it's going to be in a F2P model but oh well. I'll take it however I can get it.

  • majimaji ColognePosts: 2,057Member Uncommon

    Hellgate London... It was like a nice juicy stake, which for some reason the devs covered in a sauce made of maggots and insects and whatnot...

    Some parts about it where great, but the huge amount of gamebreaking bugs and insanely annoying design flaws killed it.

     

    It's interesting to see what this new version will be like, but I'll stay mistrusting. ^^

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  • DeathOnWingsDeathOnWings Posts: 16Member

    So this is the full game and not the beta?

  • SpatterCatSpatterCat Seattle, WAPosts: 80Member Uncommon

    It's officially the open beta, but there will be no character wipe, and the cash shop is active. It's essentially release, imo.

  • PainlezzPainlezz Laguna Hills, CAPosts: 646Member Uncommon

    Graphics and Gamplay seem exactly the same as they were when this was first released by another company.  The only difference I can see is that they added cash shop... 

    Graphics are pretty terrible.

    The 3 classes i've tried so far all have the same glitches and problems they did way back in the day.

    Weapon balance seems almost useless.

    I'll continue to play this up till 20-30 range but I expect it will be a free-to-play garbage title like most are.

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