Hellbound: the Awakening is a fresh take on the highly popular Metroidvania genre. With its beautiful and dark 2D hand-drawn artwork, players will be taken on a challenging journey, from a mysterious village surrounded by black plague, to Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, and other circles of Hell.
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Hellbound: the Awakening is a fresh take on the highly popular Metroidvania genre. With its beautiful and dark 2D hand-drawn artwork, and presented in an over-the-top view perspective. The game's lore is heavily inspired by Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy poem. Players will be taken on a challenging journey, from a mysterious village surrounded by black plague, to Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Violence, and other circles of Hell.

Key Elements:
  • Unique gameplay: at the start of a new game, you will receive a Tarot card reading, that will alter that specific game run and your abilities.
  • Beautiful 2D hand drawn artwork and animation
  • Challenging levels across various circles of Hell, horrifying bosses, and a large number of unique enemies
  • Upgradable special abilities and equip-able items
  • Large Interconnected Map
  • Ability Locked Progression
  • Mesmerizing and emotional soundtrack

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Hellbound: the Awakening is a hack and slash video game, that takes a player onto a journey to Hell, to battle the dark lord himself, and his army. Some of the attacks and special abilities, that both the player and enemies wield, will be depicted in a 2D graphical violence, with blood and gore. For example, enemies might explode or limbs might fly off. Also, some of the location settings, especially Hell, is depicted in a 2D graphical gore style, with the intension of leaving an unsettling feeling. Corpses, as well as, the suffering damned, are plentiful in those relevant stages.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
    Minimum:
    • OS: Win X
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Gtx360
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS Big Sur
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M370X
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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