We’ve known for some time that NACON have got fingers in many pies, but that’s not stopping them from pressing on with all new projects. The latest to be unveiled is that of Hell is Us, a major new title from the development team at Rogue Factor that will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC thanks to Unreal Engine 5.
Coming from NACON and Rogue Factor, a team in which the creative director on the project is Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, previously known for his work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, is Hell is Us – an ambitious project that will utilise Unreal Engine 5 and come to pass on Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC.
Hell is Us is a third-person action-adventure game set in a semi-open world where the main character sets out to learn more about his past in a country ravaged by civil war. This is a world in which almost total self-sufficiency of the country hides a dark secret: the recent appearance of supernatural creatures resembling ancient headstones and monuments in the region. The citizens call this phenomenon “the Calamity”. Armed with weapons specially forged to fight these monsters, the protagonist must learn how to defeat them and use his equipment wisely.
Promising to deliver us an all new genre, one where players explore environments to find information all by themselves, Hell is Us sounds like it could well be one to keep an eye on.
“Our goal with Hell is Us is to bring back true adventure and exploration,” said Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, Creative Director on the project. “There’s no need for a detailed quest log or precise waypoint on the map: we want players to feel the thrill of adventure, guided by their feelings and instincts.”
“We are delighted to be able to finally announce this game,” said Alain Falc, CEO of NACON. “As a publisher, we always want to offer games with original ideas that will appeal to as many people as possible. The first game from Rogue Factor since we acquired it is also one of our most ambitious projects, and we can’t wait to reveal more about it in the coming months.”
Developed in Unreal Engine 5, Hell is Us will be available in 2023 on Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC.