New Painkiller Gets a New Release Date

New Painkiller Gets a New Release Date

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Painkiller: Hell & Damnation will finally arrive on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this spring.

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, henceforth referred to as Painkiller HD (Hell & Damnation - HD - get it?) has been kicking around on the PC since last October but the console version, originally promised for January 22, hasn't yet materialized. Why? I don't know. But the good news is that it's on the way!

Reinhard Pollice of Nordic Games attributed the "slight delay" to ensuring that "the console communities can enjoy the fiendishly ghoulish experience that we know they want and deserve," which I assume means that more polish was needed to get the thumbs-up from Microsoft and Sony. Like the PC release of the game, the console editions of Painkiller HD will offer an abbreviated single-player campaign and several multiplayer modes, including a two-player co-op mode.

It may not be the most startling news in the world but it's worth a mention because we'd previously quoted the January release date and also because this is the first version of the only Painkiller game worth playing that's made it to either the 360 or the PS3. (The original Xbox got a version of Painkiller called Hell Wars back in 2006.) Painkiller HD may not be quite up to the original but if you've never stepped into the blood-soaked boots of Heaven's Hitman and you don't play games on your PC, it's definitely worth a look.

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation comes out on April 5 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To find out more, hit up painkillergame.com.

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They just got held-up in Purgatory, you know how it is.

Stupid question but is this going to be a full release or is this going to be digitally distributed exclusively? I'm really interested but I couldn't download the game if that's my only option.

Oh... so the game that already came out on PC gets a release on consoles... Someone here could improve the titles a bit.

is this the 3rd Painkiller game or 2nd?

Because I remember Yahtzee liking the original painkiller

ForgottenPr0digy:
is this the 3rd Painkiller game or 2nd?

Because I remember Yahtzee liking the original painkiller

This is the half-assed remake of the first game. It lacks several levels, apparently lost due to time constraints.

The original was great, the expansion was cool, the third (overdose) is passable, but everything afterward was received VERY poorly.

Shoggoth2588:
Stupid question but is this going to be a full release or is this going to be digitally distributed exclusively? I'm really interested but I couldn't download the game if that's my only option.

full release as far as I can tell...
yeph available to preorder on amazon

you can get the already the original game on steam that even includes the add on. and it still works on todays systems. i was thinking to get it but then i thought, what for.

This game is not worth anyone's money. they screwed it up so bad. It's basically a half-remake of the original, meaning that it only has like half the levels. It's nothing more than a graphical update really.

The "new" features, such as local co-op completely sucks too.

The game is broken as well, with tons of performance issues, random crashing, sound stuttering and almost no options at all. Just to get the game running half-decent i had to spend a lot of time editing config files. It's the only way to change the FOV and Motion Blur and crap.

Don't even think about using a controller in this game, it's unusable.

Just go get the original game, as well as some of the standalone expansions, they are WAY better. i have no idea why the decided to even remake this game, and on the Unreal engine too. The Painkiller engine is a great engine anyway.

 

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