Spectacle shooter Ultrakill is available in Early Access right now

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Ultrakill (opens in new tab) is the well-named retro first-person shooter that Chris Livingston said (opens in new tab), "may even be more metal than Doom, especially considering you regain health by showering yourself in your enemies' blood." It's the work of Arsi "Hakita" Patala, brought to us by noted purveyor of 1990s aesthetics New Blood Interactive, and it's just arrived in Early Access (opens in new tab).

Buy Ultrakill and you'll get the prelude and the first act, which is called INFINITE HYPERDEATH. That's 15 levels, plus three secret levels, with eight bosses, eight enemy types, four weapons (each of which has four variations), and five difficulty modes to try them out in.

The full game will feature two more acts of 10 levels each, and is expected by the end of 2021, although the Steam page notes, "it could be pushed back to sometime in 2022 in order to make sure the game reaches its full potential."

Right now New Blood's games are on sale on Steam, so you can also save money on Amid Evil (opens in new tab), Dusk (opens in new tab), Maximum Action (opens in new tab), and Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.