Three months ago we first covered Hell Let Loose, a promising indie project by Australian team BLACK MATTER. Now, they have launched a Kickstarter campaign for crowdfunding with the minimum requirement set at AU$ 136,000 and given the strong start, it's easy to believe that they'll get it.
As you might recall, Hell Let Loose is a combined arms first person shooter set in World War II. Read below for a thorough game overview from BLACK MATTER.
What is Hell Let Loose?
You've never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played... with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fueling the frontlines, being a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving frontline, and crucial platoon-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle. This is a simulation of war... not an arcade arena shooter.
On paper, Hell Let Loose is a realistic multiplayer World War Two combined arms first person shooter of open battles of up to 100 players with infantry, tanks, artillery and a shifting front line. At its core is a unique resource-based strategic meta-game that is easy to learn, but hard to master.
Built on Unreal Engine 4 for Windows and distributed via Steam.
The development team also disclosed upfront the stretch goals and post-Kickstarter roadmap.
- USD $110,000: Deployable Mortars
- USD $120,000: Foy Map
- USD $130,000: Flamethrowers
- USD $140,000: Hurtgen Forest Map
- USD $150,000: Light Tanks
- USD $160,000: Utah Beach Map
- USD $170,000: Mobile Artillery
- USD $180,000: Carentan Map
- USD $190,000: Strafing Run Call-In
- USD $200,000: Armored Recovery Vehicles
- USD $210,000: St Mere Eglise Map
- USD $220,000: Deployable Anti-Personnel Minefields
- USD $230,000: Marvie Map
- USD $240,000: Scout Vehicles
- USD $250,000: Dismemberment
- USD $260,000: Deployable Flak Cannons
- USD $270,000: Winter uniforms for both German and US forces
- USD $280,000: Flamethrower tank variant for German and US forces
- USD $290,000: Drivable civilian vehicles (bicycle, truck, town-car)
- USD $300,000: Early war Ostfront German forces
- USD $400,000: Russian Forces including 2 Eastern Front maps.
- USD $500,000: British Forces including 2 Operation Market Garden maps.
- USD $600,000: Canadian Forces including 2 Falaise Pocket maps.
- USD $700,000: Japanese Forces including 2 Pacific Theatre maps.
- Kickstarter - Q3, 2017
- Closed Alpha - Q1, 2018
- Closed Beta - Q2, 2018
- Early Access - Q2, 2018
Furthermore, Hell Let Loose will feature uncensored imagery in all appropriate territories. The studio also said the game will be priced at $29.99 when it debuts on Steam Early Access; they're currently evaluating various anti-cheat solutions and they will enable full gore, including dismemberment, immolation and bullet hits.
Of course, the Kickstarter campaign was also paired with a new gameplay video focused on infantry. You can check that out below.