Metal: Hellsinger is what you get when a metal album comes to life and goes on a rampage through hell. In the mortal realm, however, it may be better known as the rhythm FPS where you slay to the beat on an infernal journey to exact revenge upon the devil.
Music beats at the very heart of Metal: Hellsinger. As you perform actions on the beat — shooting, performing takedowns, dashing — the music responds to your success, unfolding until the vocals kick in for the full headbanging experience. With an incredible roster of celebrated metal vocalists and two talented composers, it’s a game designed to make you groove.
Today we release our first major content update for Metal: Hellsinger, along with an artbook available for free through the in-game menu. In addition to this, the game is now available on Xbox One! As it’s the previous generation, this version has lower FPS, resolution, and general graphical detail than the Xbox X|S version, but it’s the full satisfying experience in every other way.
The update adds a new highest difficulty with a new elite Seraph demon, secret collectibles to find for weapon skins, a new combo mechanic, and a bunch of bug fixes, quality of life improvements, balancing, and performance optimizations. We’d like to give you an overview of the new features and share some of the thoughts behind some of them.
Look the Archdevil in the Eye
Archdevil is the new highest difficulty after Lamb, Goat, and Beast, and it’s the meanest mosh pit you’ve ever been in. That means more demons, stronger demons, angrier demons, elite Seraph demons. And no last stand if you fall in battle. We recommend doing a few warmup windmills before taking this on.
Archdevil is intended to be a new game plus, which we decided was needed after seeing the incredible skill displayed by our community. To unlock Archdevil, all you need to do is defeat the Red Judge, aka The Devil. You have a loquacious skull on your side though, so we like your chances.
Devilishly Handsome Skins
Said skull, along with every other weapon in the game, has received a hellish makeover in a set of new skins. If you want to heartily apply them to some demon filth however, you’ll first have to find the coats of arms that we’ve hidden in the maps.
There’s one coat of arms on each level, across each difficulty, including Archdevil. As you collect them and reach certain thresholds you’ll unlock the new skins, which you can equip in the loadout screen.
Kill with Combos
Since Metal: Hellsinger launched, we’ve witnessed players approach the art of ripping through demons in a myriad of unique ways, and this was something we wanted to award.
With combos, players will get rewarded with more damage and fury for their ultimate ability by performing specific actions on consecutive beats. For example, if you blow an enemy to bits three beats in a row, that’s a Kill Trio. If you destroy a Chaos Crystal then slaughter an enemy, that’s called, well, Chaos and Slaughter.
We can’t wait to see what kind of new strategies and insane scores players will achieve using these combos. We hope you all enjoy rocking out to the new update. You can dive into Metal: Hellsinger on Xbox and with PC Game Pass.
Metal: Hellsinger (Xbox One)