Metal: Hellsinger is a death metal FPS Guitar Hero mashup

Posted on June 11, 2020

Love rhythm games like Guitar Hero? Love first person shooters? Well then you’re going to love Metal: Hellsinger! The game was announced today during day one of the IGN Summer of Gaming expo via an official reveal trailer. The game’s developers, The Outsiders, is led by David Goldfarb who was game director on Payday 2 and lead designer on Battlefield 3.

Not much has been revealed about the story yet, but Goldfarb did reveal to IGN that the game is set in hell where you play as a female character called “The Unknown.” Your objective is to “overturn the order of the hells and replace order with chaos.”

Goldfarb told IGN that his inspiration for the gameplay came from wanting to combine the “zen state” he experiences when playing FPS and rhythm games. He is also a big heavy metal fan, which is why the game’s soundtrack pulses with heavy metal beats. The music will change depending on your kill score. If you are on a good run and killing lots of demons, the soundtrack will become more complicated and intricate. When your kill score decreases, so does the music, with layers dropping out. This means that players have an extra incentive to keep their kill score high. The higher the kill score, the more heavy metal your ears receive!

Other developers have found success implementing rhythm gameplay into their genres, including Crypt of the Necrodancer and Cadence of Hyrule, successfully meshing some musical stylings with more traditional adventure RPG themes. It makes you wonder what other genres could mash-up well with rhythm games.

Metal: Hellsinger will be coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One as well as next generation consoles sometime in 2021. Stay tuned to Checkpoint Gaming for more news on this title and more IGN Summer of Gaming news!