Indie Game Hell Let Loose Is A Realistic Take on World War II
Call of Duty is not the only game going back to World War II. Indie team Black Matter is creating Hell Let Loose specifically for the PC platform; powered by Unreal Engine 4, it’s planned to launch on Steam early next year.
Even though the first theater of war will be the oft-abused Normandy, the developers have plans to add other iconic conflicts such as the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Guadalcanal. Hell Let Loose will have realistic handling of weapons and vehicles as well as the ability to construct defenses.
You can find a more detailed overview below alongside the first in-game screenshots.
Developed for Unreal Engine 4 by a small independent team, Hell Let Loose places heavy emphasis on teamwork and communication as players work together as limited Roles in Platoons beneath the leadership of Officers and the force Commander. Using historically accurate weapons, logistics, armorand tactics, Hell Let Loose is a game that demands teamwork and communication not only to win, but to survive.
Featuring sweeping 4km2 maps, the battlefield is divided up into large cap sectors – allowing for emergent and constantly unique gameplay that pits two forces of fifty players in a fight to the death across fields, bridges, forests and towns. The first theater of war is the sleepy Norman town of St Marie Du Mont on D-Day 1944 in northern France during Operation Overlord. It features a stunning and detailed 1:1 scale battlefield recreated from archival reference material and satellite photography.
Players will organise and muster behind the front lines before carefully pushing forward into the French countryside towards the town. They will need to establish supply lines using logistics vehicles – enabling them to build Garrisons and other spawn locations in the field.
Armor and infantry must work together to smash through the front line and capture territory – pushing the enemy back and earning greater resources to sustain their fighting power.
Engineers will lay minefields and barbed wire to create choke points. Sunken lanes become killing zones while dense woodlands could mask the presence of a devastating PAK 43 – towed into position by a waiting unit of Wehrmacht infantry. Allied infantry call in strafing runs as hedgerows light up with the fire of a Panther tank and the scream of the Hitler’s Buzz Saw – the MG42.
The battlefield is laid out – ready to be mastered by soldiers with the skill and strategic ability to wipe the enemy from the field.
A closed pre-Alpha of Hell Let Loose is expected to begin in October 2017, with a Kickstarter campaign launched prior to a Greenlight campaign.
We plan to release Hell Let Loose on Steam in early 2018.