Unleash the hounds from hell and fight your way free of this otherworldly prison in a roguelike adventure that explores the world of Penny Blood’s darker side! Can you find the distinction between good and evil…?
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Positive (28) - 96% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 7, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The core meta loop of a roguelike is its most important aspect and we consider community feedback very important. While we have had an initial closed beta for backers, bringing Penny Blood: Hellbound to Early Access allows us to get a wider range of community feedback to provide even more balancing to the overall game loop and quality of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to release the full version in Summer of 2024, with updates throughout the Early Access period.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The following is planned to be included in the full version:

  • One new playable character
  • New areas and bosses, including the final area and boss
  • New NPC characters and hideout facility expansions
  • More Badges
  • Online multiplayer
  • 20% more content, including the ending

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Roughly 70% complete. The Early Access version features the following new content since the closed beta version:

  • Axeman character will be playable for the first time, bring total playable characters up to five of six
  • Area 3 ‘Daidouji Temple’ (Japanese horror themed) will be playable with a new boss and new enemies
  • Two new ‘Dungeon NPCs,’ Alma and Denjiro, who fight alongside the player after befriending them
  • Two new Facility NPCs: Kugai, attached to the Accessory Facility and Oryo, attached to a brand new Gambling Facility, where a sigil mini-game can be played
  • Players will be able to purchase ‘Badges’ and use them to decorate the hideout
  • Fixes based on feedback from the Closed Beta

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect the price to increase 25% for the full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Acknowledging the pivotal role played by the community in the Early Access stage of balancing the meta loop, the developers intend to draw inspiration from the successes of other roguelikes that have experienced significant improvements through community input. To facilitate this collaboration, the game includes an in-game feedback form and a dedicated Discord server, providing users with accessible channels to share their valuable insights. Thank you for the support!”
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About This Game

Adopt the role of six hyper-powered anarchists in action-packed roguelike Penny Blood: Hellbound, as you attempt to break free of a prison unlike any you’ve ever witnessed. Die, die, and die again to collect malice and forge allegiances with fellow prisoners in order to learn new skills and enhance your abilities as you fight to escape this extraordinary hellscape.

From dark JRPG mastermind, Matsuzo Machida, developed by industry veterans at NatsumeAtari, featuring art by Miyako Kato, and with a brand-new soundtrack from Yoshitaka Hirota and Noriyuki Iwadare, enjoy a taste of the tenebrous in this prequel to the upcoming title, Penny Blood.

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY (is still my enemy)

Become the Hellhounders, a band of anarchists each with their own unique weapons, skills, and personalities trapped in a bizarre interdimensional prison. Delve deeper into this dungeon to uncover the motives behind their mysterious captors, the Celestial Rainbow, and mix and max your character pairings to maximize on mayhem and customize the carnage.


Relive the Roaring 1920s as Penny Blood: Hellbound takes you through the fallout of World War I and the shadowy side of the societal changes that ensued. Featuring NPCs and bosses connected to true crime and real-world history, the Hellhounders’ story gives an intimate look at some of the issues and events of the era.


Bloodsurf the sanguinary surface of gore left in the wake of your destruction to slip past foes and cleave through hordes of the grotesque. Harvest energy from violence and unleash devastating attacks upon those foolish enough to stand in your way!


Your prison cell is your hub world which you’ll be teleported to every time you die, but you won’t return empty-handed. Malice gained upon each revival can be used in many different ways to permanently increase and diversify your strengths.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 x64 (Version 1909 or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K (4 * 3400) / AMD FX-8350 (4 * 4000)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 (2048 MB) / AMD Radeon RX 470 (2048 MB)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 x64 (Version 1909 or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K (4 * 4000) / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (4 * 3500)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 (2048 MB) / Radeon R9 Fury (4096 MB)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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