Painkiller sequel inbound from NecroVision developers

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 10:47 GMT

Nordic Games has brought NecroVision developer The Farm 51 on board to developer Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, sequel to People Can Fly’s 2004 cult favourite.

Painkiller Hell & Damnation will apparently recreate “the sensations and hardcore gameplay of the original Painkiller” by demonstrating such old school FPS traits as rapid paced twitch shooting and “stunning enormo-boss fights requiring sneaky tactics”.

Nordic Games budiness and product development officer Reinhard Pollice gave a quote kind of too delicious to leave out:

“We’re proud of the shiny new splendor of the game’s graphics, but we’re doubly proud we’ve made player skill the most important part of the game,” he said.

“In addition to the single player campaign, we’re putting a tremendous emphasis on the game’s multiplayer component.”

An early build of the game is on show at E3. No release or platform information at this time.

Nordic Games acquired the rights to Painkiller when it snapped up Dreamcatcher; People Can Fly have since been purchased by Epic and moved on to Bulletstorm and other projects.

Fellow Polish developer The Farm 51, on the other hand, remain fiercely independent, and were last seen shopping The Adventurer to publishers.

The Farm 51 was founded by three People Can Fly veterans, so the whole thing is rather neat, especially as the new game is being built on Epic’s Unreal Engine.

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