Hellboy Web of Wyrd has been announced at The Game Awards 2022, with the trailer showcasing its gorgeous recreation of Mike Mignola’s art style.
Hellboy is getting a brand-new video game adaptation, as announced during The Game Awards. Hellboy started as a comic book published by Dark Horse Comics and later received two different movie adaptations, the original two starring Ron Perlman and the newest one starring David Harbour. Throughout the years there have been a few video games based on the movies, but fans have not been able to take on the role of the character since 2008.
Hellboy Web of Wyrd has been announced with a beautiful trailer at The Game Awards 2022, which can be viewed on the Xbox YouTube channel. Though there have been rumors of a new Hellboy game since Embracer Group's Dark Horse acquisition, nothing had been announced up until this point. The new game's publisher Good Shepherd teamed up with Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, to bring this game to life and to share Hellboy's story in a way fans have never seen before. The art style comes directly from Mignola himself, who drew the entire game, making it look as though the comic book is coming to life on the screen.
According to a press release, Hellboy Web of Wyrd will be a roguelite action-adventure game, featuring permadeath and randomly generated maps. One of the most popular roguelite games to have been released recently is Hades, which is getting a sequel that was also announced at the Game Awards. The Wyrd, which is the setting of the main story, is an interdimensional world that connects different realms in a web-like way and is ever-changing. As per the press release, the story begins when a B.P.R.D. agent goes missing and Hellboy has to set out to track them down. With the beautiful art style and compelling story, players will be completely immersed in the Hellboy universe thanks to Web of Wyrd.
Since the Wyrd is ever-changing, the roguelite style is understandable, because players will face different challenges and experiences each time they go through the world. Fans have been wanting a new Hellboy game for quite some time, so this announcement will be exciting to those who love the character. The vast amount of stories and artwork that Mignola has created since he began Hellboy in 1993 opens up many opportunities for stories to be told in all different mediums, and a video game is a great way for those who might be unfamiliar with the character to become acquainted.
Though there is no release date, Hellboy Web of Wyrd will be available for players to add to their Steam wishlist immediately, and will also be available on the PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It will be exciting to see exactly where the story goes and how Mignola evolves the Hellboy lore even more in this new game.
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