Hellgate: London

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6 years ago

Hellgate: London headlines

  • Hellgate trailer ticks all the boxes

    We’re all agog to see how Hellgate’s relaunch shapes up, and so far, it seems to be fulfilling all expectations. Demons, check. Knights, check. Violence, check. Well! I think we’re done.

    10 years ago
  • Flagship on Hellgate: London: "We just tried to do too much"

    Flagship CEO Bill Roper has said Hellgate: London’s failure boils down to simple over-ambition.

    10 years ago
  • HanbitSoft can't launch Hellgate in US or Europe because of Namco deal

    HanbitSoft is interested in relaunching Hellgate: London in the US and Europe, but Namco Bandai’s western publishing deal prevents it, reports Gamasutra. “There have been many inquiries from US and European Hellgate players surrounding the availability of the game in those respective territories,” said CEO Kee Young Kim.“HanbitSoft does own the intellectual property of Hellgate: […]

    12 years ago
  • Hellgate website and western servers shut down

    Looks like the end has finally come for Hellgate: London, at least in its current form.As of yesterday, the game servers and official website have finally, actually been closed.Never fear, though. If you enjoyed the game you’ll eventually be able to start anew in its free-to-play form when HanbitSoft relaunches the game complete with new […]

    12 years ago
  • HanbitSoft: Hellgate London will continue as free-to-play title

    Hellgate London will continue to be published as a free-to-play title by Korean outfit HanbitSoft, the company’s confirmed.No territories have been specified. Namco has already confirmed it’s to shut the game’s servers down in the West.HanbitSoft said yesterdav that future updates for Hellgate: London are in the works, with a focus on “strengthening community features”.The […]

    12 years ago
  • Hellgate still facing Western shutdown -- despite upcoming expansion

    Sorry Hellgate fans – even the promise of a new expansion won’t keep your game of choice from getting the padlock treatment in 2009.Community manager Diane “Tiggs” Migliaccio explained in a post on the official Hellgate forums: “People are speculating and I don’t want anyone shocked on January 31, 2009 when the server and forums […]

    12 years ago
  • New Hellgate expansion in development

    Bit slow on this, sorry. HanbitSoft – the South Korean company that now owns the rights to Hellgate: London – has confirmed that there’s new content in the pipe for the troubled action-RPG-MMO.“Since acquiring the intellectual property rights, HanbitSoft Inc., the publisher and distributor of Hellgate: London in Asia, has concentrated on the development of […]

    12 years ago
  • Hellgate: London servers shutting down in February

    According to this Shacknews story, Namco will be shutting down Hellgate’s servers in February.Until then, the game will be catered for as a “further gesture of support” from the firm.Unpleasant. More through the link.

    12 years ago
  • Namco steps in to rescue Hellgate

    According to a post on the official Hellgate forums, Namco has stepped in to save the Flagship game being washed away in the wake of the developer’s demise.“I know everyone is looking for an announcement, and we’d love to make one, but right now, many things are in flux and we don’t have all the […]

    13 years ago
  • Staff leaving Flagship "in droves," says programmer

    Talking on his blog, Flagship audio and gameplay programmer Guy Somberg has admitted that the Hellgate studio has something of a leakage issue.“So why is work depressing? The reason is that people are leaving. In droves, they’re leaving,” he said. “We’ve had programmers, accountants, HR people, and artists leave. The founders are all still around, […]

    13 years ago
  • Hellgate gets over 1 million subs in Korea

    Funny old world. Despite not really doing the do in the west, Flagship’s Hellgate: London has attracted over a million subscribers in Korea after only two weeks on sale, Joystiq reports. From the site:Hellgate’s beta officially kicked off in Korea on January 15, and according to Korean online game tracking service Gametrics, the game quickly […]

    13 years ago
  • Hellgate didn't meet expectations, says Roper

    Flagship head Bill Roper’s held his hands up over PC oddity Hellgate: London and said that it wasn’t the game he wanted it to be.“I think that people had incredibly high expectations that we simply didn’t meet,” he said, adding, “We simply tried to do too much with the game. Vista, DirectX 10, being both […]

    13 years ago