Hellpoint, which was previously planned for release on April 16, has been delayed to Q2 2020, publisher tinyBuild and developer Cradle Games announced. It is still planned for a simultaneous release across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.
Cradle Games plans to use the extra development time to incorporate the feedback received from users who played the February-released free sequel chapter Hellpoint: The Thespian Feast, which is available for PC via Steam.
“In light of the unprecedented events facing the world, we have been forced to postpone the launch of the game,” Cradle Games creative director Matt Boudreau said in a press release. “We plan to use the additional development time not just for polishing, but also to address the feedback we’ve gathered and make Hellpoint an even better gaming experience for everybody! The feedback of the community had such enthusiasm and energy.”
Here is an overview of the game, via tinyBuild:
Hellpoint is set in the aftermath of a massive quantum cataclysm called the Merge. You wake up on board the Irid Novo space station, a beacon of galactic cooperation and scientific exploration gone horribly wrong. What happens next will be solely determined by your choices.
- Souls-like Gameplay in a Unique Setting – Explore the derelict space station of Irid Novo and face bizarre enemies with a tight and unforgiving combat system.
- Occult Space Story – Blending science and fantasy, the intensely atmospheric dark sci-fi setting will keep you searching for answers.
- Dynamic World – The Quantic System acts as a dungeon master, slightly transforming the game world every time you die and triggering events as the station revolves around the black hole.
- Jump-In Co-Op and Player-versus-Player Multiplayer – Ask a friend to press Start to join a couch co-op session or call for assistance online. Hellpoint offers a full, uninterrupted co-op story with shared loot drops.
Watch a new trailer below. It is focused on the game’s 3D-printed protagonist, an artificial human known as “The Spawn.”