Dying Light: Hellraid DLC, Based On Unreleased Game, Is Out In July

Dying Light is getting DLC based on the unreleased game Hellraid next month.


Several years ago, Dead Island and Dying Light developer Techland announced the first-person fantasy combat game Hellraid. It was set to be a violent and brutal action game and even received a puzzle spinoff title for mobile, but it was ultimately shelved as Techland moved forward with Dying Light 2. However, it will live on as DLC for Dying Light, and you'll be able to play the new content next month.

Out July 23 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Dying Light: Hellraid is accessed through an eerie arcade machine within the Tower in Dying Light. You're sent directly to Hell after using the machine and can battle against demons using axes, hammers, and swords. The DLC has its own Hellraid rank as well as bounties that you can complete for additional rewards.

As with the main game, you can play Dying Light: Hellraid either cooperatively or solo. Up to four players can slaughter demons together.

Curiously, Hellraid itself has never been officially canceled. The Steam page for the DLC describes it as "on hold," suggesting that the project could be revived in the future. Gauging players' interest via the DLC could help to get the wheels turning on the game, though Techland already had to delay Dying Light 2 in order to give it more development time. Narrative lead Chris Avellone also recently left the project following several sexual misconduct allegations.

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