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News video games 28 March 2024, 02:31

author: Martin Bukowski

After 17 Years, Hellgate: London Gets Sequel. Dev of London Is Also Responsible for Hellgate: Redemption

Hellgate: Redemption is the code name for the new part of the cult series, whose previous installment was released in 2007. The same developer is responsible for the production.

Source: HanbitSoft
  1. Hellgate: London combines RPG and shooter elements, set in a dark fantasy setting and released in 2007 only for PC;
  2. It was developed by Flagship Studios, founded by former Blizzard North employees, devs of, among others, Diablo II;
  3. The studio went bankrupt a year after the premiere, but the production was revived multiple times, and an expansion called Hellgate: Tokyo was even released;
  4. Now, 17 years after the premiere of the original, we have learned that we will see a new installment of the series;
  5. Her code name is Hellgate: Redemption.

Bill Roper, the developer of Hellgate: London, announced that the studio he founded, Lunacy Games, has signed an agreement with HanbitSoft - a Korean publisher that owns the rights to the Hellgate brand. As a result of owning the rights, the team will develop a new AAA game set in that universe. Its codename is Hellgate: Redemption.

I've dreamed of returning to the franchise we created back in 2007 for many, many years. I've always felt I had unfinished business with the Hellgate IP, which is why our codename for the project is Hellgate: Redemption.

The game will be developed on Unreal Engine 5. The developers want to retain the basic elements of the plot and gameplay of Hellgate: London, and at the same time create a new experience, drawing heavily on the achievements of the gaming industry over the last 17 years. Per his statement, the game is intended to present an "unfamiliar, alternate history of the series" and immerse us in a "world of demonic apocalypse."

Roper also mentioned the use of cloud-based servers. Based on this, we can guess that the new Hellgate, like the previous installment, will contain online elements.

As a reminder, we could play in London both offline and online. A monthly subscription option was also available, providing access to extra content. It's possible that in Redemption we will have something similar.

However, if you are interested in Hellgate: London, you can purchase the game on Steam. Nevertheless, it's important to remember that this version is different from the 2007 release, as noted by players in less than favorable reviews.

Martin Bukowski

Martin Bukowski

Graduate of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Gdańsk University of Technology, who decided to dedicate his life to video games. In his childhood, he would get lost in the Gothic's Valley of Mines and "grind for gold" in League of Legends. Twenty years later, games still entertain him just as much. Today, he considers the Persona series and soulslike titles from From Software as his favorite games. He avoids consoles, and a special place in his heart is reserved for PC. In his spare time, he works as a translator, is creating his first game, or spends time watching movies and series (mainly animated ones).