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Souls-like action RPG Hellpoint gets April release date


The Quebec-based indie developer Cradle Games today announced the release date for the action role-playing game Hellpoint.

The Kickstarter-backed RPG is scheduled for simultaneous release across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 16. In addition to Windows-based computers, it will also be available on Mac and Linux.

Hellpoint is “an intense, dark sci-fi RPG set on a derelict space station.” It takes inspiration from games like Dark Souls and Dead Space and movies like Event Horizon and Hellraiser.

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The game is set in the aftermath of a massive quantum cataclysm called the Merge. “You wake up on board the Irid Novo space station, a beacon of galactic cooperation and scientific exploration gone horribly wrong. What happens next will be solely determined by your choices,” the developer says.

Hellpoint will have an unforgiving combat system. Thankfully, it has a jump-in / jump-out split-screen co-op on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Furthermore, it will have the option for online co-op and online player-versus-player multiplayer on those platforms.

Developer Cradle Games was founded in 2015 by industry veterans. While this is the studio’s first game, their experience includes Assassin’s Creed, Spider-Man, Prince of Persia, Skylanders, and more. Finally, Tiny Build is the publisher. They previously published Hello Neighbor and Graveyard Keeper.

Check out the latest trailer below!