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Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm-based FPS in Hell

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At IGN's Summer of Gaming livestream today, The Outsiders revealed what they've been up to since the recent cancellation of the Viking monster game Darkborn: Metal: Hellsinger is a first-person rhythm shooter that challenges players to massacre demons to the beat of an intense metal soundtrack.

The premise seems simple enough: Descend into the pit, shoot the crap out of everything you see, and ring up bonus points by slaying to the rhythm, as Grace Jones taught us.

The gameplay on display is only "pre-alpha" but even so it looks promising, and I'm looking forward to giving it a shot for the soundtrack alone. Metal: Hellsinger is expected to be out in 2021, and we'll have more of it to show at the PC Gaming Show on June 13.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.