Combined Arms WW2 FPS Hell Let Loose Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Alessio Palumbo

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.

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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.

Stretch Goals

  • 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.

Development Roadmap

  • 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.

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