Hellgate: London coming this summer

Namco Bandai, EA date Flagship's flagship title; release of PC FPS narrowed down to "summer 2007."

Hell is coming...at least virtually. Hellgate: London, a PC first-person shooter, has been dated for worldwide release this summer. Namco Bandai Games and Electronic Arts will be copublishing the game, which is the first title for Flagship Studios. Flagship was formed in late 2003 by former Blizzard Entertainment developers.

The game was expected to be released in early 2007, but Flagship is apparently going to use the extra time to ensure the game's quality.

"We are all committed to making Hellgate: London absolutely the best game possible," said Flagship CEO Bill Roper.

In the game, players create characters and battle the forces of evil in numerous branching quests. Role-playing elements add depth and customization to the shooter, which offers dynamically generated levels for new experiences each time through.

Hellgate: London has not yet been rated or priced. For more on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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davebob75
davebob75

Awsome, the movie looked great

fireforge_basic
fireforge_basic

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Ced_Quijote
Ced_Quijote

well... I'l give it a try, that's for damn sure. The first diablo game was what I grew up with. never took my gaming-hobby seriously until I played that game. these lads' new creation deserves a chance, if nothing else.

VirginFingers
VirginFingers

I can't wait, this game was the whole reason I built a new gaming PC.

Conor_220
Conor_220

I hope taking there time to make a good product is wat stalker is doing. Lol.

42316
42316

awesome they, just shouldn't do any pay 2 play crap and i'll pick it up on the release date

nagojohn
nagojohn

Pay to play say it aint so!!!!!! I thought that was the reason you guys left Blizz so you wouldn't be stuck patching and expanding a MMORPG for the rest of your careers!

datniccah187
datniccah187

Hellgate should be allright. I might pick it up.

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

"I just fail to see this as a console game." Then how fortunate you aren't on the development team, eh? -=x

NiCK-LeSS
NiCK-LeSS

I just fail to see this as a console game. And uh, yeah, i agree with what they do. They should take their time and release a good product instead of rushed crap =P

DFLX
DFLX

Rottenberry wrote: You can play the game in 1st or 3rd person. You DONT have to use a gun, only one of the classes specializes in a gun I think (correct me if I'm wrong), and I know there are at least 2 other classes, one of which uses meelee weapons, much like a warrior class/barbarian class in Diablo/Diablo2. Actually Flagship switched and has decided to call the Templar, Cabalist and Hunter factions, and each faction will have a few (think they said three) classes. But yes, the Hunter focuses on guns and is supposed to appeal to hardcore FPS players by playing differently than the other two factions. JoeSSJ3 Wrote: And just rofl at people who think it needs to be on a console.. just wow, I pity you as a gamer. Why rofl? I'm sure most people who want Hellgate to be released on console say so because they simply don't have a rig powerful enough to run it, and they've already spent a good amount of money on a next gen console. Makes sense to me. And to those who want it on a console...hate to break it to you, but that REALLY doesn't sound like it's going to happen. Sorry =(

Knighty
Knighty

WOOT! Was expecting it for December 2007 knowing how these guys like to give release dates, :-p. And just rofl at people who think it needs to be on a console.. just wow, I pity you as a gamer.

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

ok.. so it should come to 360 or it would not sell good

ganondorf_002
ganondorf_002

Oh God, why? why we have to wait for everything? Yeah! good news:D

halo-sum
halo-sum

Good News...! I can play this game in this summer 07 now...

Rottenberry
Rottenberry

Doolum - It's not an FPS. It's a RPG, much like Oblivion, only with more RPG depth (AKA: Diablo style leveling system, Random dungeons, ETC) You can play the game in 1st or 3rd person. You DONT have to use a gun, only one of the classes specializes in a gun I think (correct me if I'm wrong), and I know there are at least 2 other classes, one of which uses meelee weapons, much like a warrior class/barbarian class in Diablo/Diablo2.

Doolum
Doolum

good or not,i dont like FPSs.If its mind blowing like Crysis or GoW,my opinion might change.

ColoradoKindBud
ColoradoKindBud

This game looks so freaking awesome, can't wait to play it!

ares_infernus
ares_infernus

electrolightsh wooo... the sour grapes. i taste them too, but i dont sulk

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

well, sounds like it should be a good game, got some good developers on it

Rottenberry
Rottenberry

Yes!!! This is the closest thing to Diablo 3 that we will get, considering the main team behind Diablo 1, 2, and the expansions are behind this. Should be brilliant! Definitely one of my most anticipated games.

5UPERMARIO
5UPERMARIO

Horror PC FPS, ill be getting it :D

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

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gta11
gta11

Cool, it sounds like a pretty good game!!!

Berem
Berem

This game is freaking amazing, I can't wait for it to come out. For all you people that say you couldn't care less, why dont you watch a video before you post

TraXxX
TraXxX

I couldn't care less.

Scarabus
Scarabus

Wai wai! Heru geto ga suki! *cough* I mean "WOOT!"

joestierman
joestierman

this game looks really good. lets hope former blizz keeps their quality!

warstrekkid
warstrekkid

Looks so good... but I know I'll waste MASSIVE amounts of time on it, just like D2...

whet40
whet40

i cant wait for this game

Stammalamma
Stammalamma

Wow, there are so few comments. I just added to the amount of comments by like 17%. Wow.

runejedi
runejedi

i just hope it runs well on dx9c cause havent got the money for dx10 apart from that sounds like a bluddy good game

hovan316
hovan316

A definite pick-up for my PC.

Burny-anti
Burny-anti

This game is going to kick all ass, check it out and hellgatelondon.com and some of the fansites like flagshipforums or hellgateguru

poovine
poovine

OMG....Diablo 3 is coming!!!!