Nacon’s new game Hell is Us looks like Death Stranding with a sword

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Publisher Nacon and developer Rogue Factor have lifted the curtain on their new action-adventure IP Hell is Us.

In a joint press release, the companies gave a brief and somewhat haunting synopsis of the game. “The country’s near-complete self-sufficiency hides a dark secret: the recent appearance of supernatural creatures resembling ancient tombstones and monuments in the region,” the Hell is Us team explained. “Citizens call this phenomenon ‘the misfortune’. Armed with weapons specially forged to fight these monsters, the protagonist must learn to defeat them and use their gear wisely.”

Accompanying this announcement, a new teaser for Hell is Us has also been released. Injecting strong Kojima vibes, this trailer showcases the game’s dystopian land ravaged by civil war. In the words of Ed Nightingale, “It’s like Death Stranding with a sword”. You can check out the trailer for yourself below.

Leading this new project is Creative Director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, whose previous works include Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and most recently Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

“We are very happy to finally be able to announce this game,” said Nacon boss Alain Falc.

“As a publisher, we always want to offer games with original ideas that appeal to as many people as possible. Rogue Factor’s first game 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.”

“Our goal with Hell is Us is to bring back true adventure and exploration,” added Jacques-Belletête.

“It doesn’t require a detailed quest log or a precise waypoint on the map: we want players to feel the thrill of adventure, guided by their feelings and instincts.”

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