There’s a very high chance that you would have heard of Hades, especially after a rather superb amount of acclaim that has hit the game since launch on PC. Now though that same game is coming to Xbox and PlayStation, with Private Division and Supergiant Games announcing a partnership which will see it release in physical fashion.
The multi-Game of the Year award-winning rogue-like that is Hades comes to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in a boxed edition that includes additional goodies come August, with a release date of August 13th 2021 set in stone. Obviously if you’re a Series S player, you’ll need to utilise the digital route.
Hades is a rogue-like dungeon crawler in which players battle their way through the treacherous Underworld of Greek myth to freedom. A winner of over 50 Game of the Year Awards and boasting an impressive aggregate score of 93 on Metacritic, Hades will soon be available for the first time on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and Xbox One consoles.
“We are enormous fans of Supergiant and every game they’ve released, as they are exactly the type of wildly-talented, independent developer we seek to partner with at Private Division,” said Michael Worosz, Executive Vice President and Head of Private Division. “As such, it’s very exciting to help bring Hades to retail, day and date, alongside its digital release on consoles. Hades has already proven its critical merit – and now we are happy to provide an opportunity for PlayStation and Xbox players to get their hands on a stunning boxed copy of this incredible game.”
The retail edition of Hades is perfect for collectors, as it contains bonus goods like a code that is redeemable for a digital download of the Hades Original Soundtrack. This soundtrack includes two and half hours of music by award-winning composer Darren Korb and featuring vocals by Ashley Barrett. Additionally, physical copies include a compendium booklet featuring the vivid artwork of the multiple denizens of Hades inked by Supergiant Games’ BAFTA Award-winning Art Director, Jen Zee. Finally, the first-run prints of physical PlayStation and Xbox copies will include an eye-catching metallic foil detailing across the cover art perfect for individuals looking to add a standout piece to their shelf.
“We have been blown away by the response to Hadesand can’t wait to bring it to our fans on Xbox and PlayStation around the world,” said Amir Rao, Studio Director at Supergiant Games. “We’re excited to partner with the team at Private Division on the retail release to help Hades reach a new audience.”
What’s more, playing Hades on either Xbox Series X|S or PS5 results in a technical boost, with the action running at 4K at a target 60fps. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game perform at 1080p at a target 60fps. In addition, Hades features enhanced controller vibration and controller lighting on the PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controller, whilst the PlayStation 4 versions of Hades, both physical and digital, include a free upgrade to the digital PlayStation 5 version. As you would expect to hear, the Xbox versions of Hades use Smart Delivery, allowing access to both the Xbox One title and the Xbox Series X|S title.
In Hades, players assume the role of the immortal Prince of the Underworld as he attempts to hack and slash his way out of his infamous father’s domain. This fast-paced, character-driven title combines the best aspects of Supergiant’s past critically-acclaimed titles, such as the action elements of Bastion, rich environments and atmosphere of Transistor, and the depth of storytelling that unfolds in Pyre.
If you’ve been casting a jealous eye the way of PC players and cannot wait to get involved yourself through console, stick that August 13th 2021 release date in your diary. We’ll be sure to remind you when it rolls into play.