Looking for a Norse tale that will take you to hell and back? Helheim Hassle will deliver that adventure and come this August we’ll be seeing the hilarious puzzle-platformer hitting Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Arriving on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam come August 18th 2020 – with a nifty little PS4 version dropping later on – Hellheim Hassle is the next title from the development team at Perfectly Paranormal, followin on from the madness of Manual Samuel to deliver another comedic tale.
Helheim Hassle might seem to be rather macabre but this narrative adventure game is all about the laughs as you find yourself plonked straight into the same universe as Perfectly Paranormal’s previous hit Manual Samuel. This time around though we find an adventure that is as much about friendship as it is about body parts, playing as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking who hates the idea of dying and going to Valhalla. After eventually ending up there though, he seeks to negotiate his way out while helping the mysterious Pesto on a quest to retrieve a certain magical item… And in return? Well, old Pesto will grant Bjørn a permanent residence in Helheim.
We’ve had Helheim Hassle on our radar for a good few months already – having previously run an exclusive interview with the main developer behind it. It’s a game that we are hugely excited about taking part in, and you should be too. For Helheim Hassle will provide plenty of content – 70 quests over 14 levels that require the use of all manner of different body part combos will allow you to complete the game’s unique puzzle-platforming challenges.
Further to that, on this adventure, players will come into contact with 80 different characters from all walks of life (and death) ranging from frustrated god souls, bear ghosts, dragons, elves, dwarves and blue-collar goblins; all voiced by 24 professional voice actors delivering no less than 3700 lines of spoken dialogue.
“We are so excited to finally be able to reveal the release date for Helheim Hassle,” said Ozan, Project Leader from Perfectly Paranormal. “This has been a very odd year for us and the rest of the world, but hey I guess oddness is our speciality! We hope our wacky game with its body desecrating mechanics and crazy characters brings some light-hearted fun to players on August 18th.”
We’ll be sure to remind you when Helheim Hassle hits home. In the meantime, if you’re happy to run the Switch route, then wishlisting the game is a certainty. And the latest trailer below should provide even more insight.