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MATURE, Blood and Gore, Mild Language, Violence
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Righteous heroes are sent to hell and — hopefully — back again, in Hellgate: London, a combat-heavy game with deep, RPG-style character development. From a perspective more common to 3D shooters, players guide supernatural savants and modern-day Knights Templar to battle against an eruption of demons into our realm, using swords, summoning, and spiritual fortitude, in the hope of keeping one small corner of Earth a safe shelter for humanity's continued existence.
In the year 2020, the forces of hell launched an invasion into our world, intent on claiming it for their own. They were successful. By 2025, London is a wasteland of broken buildings and lifeless landscape. Dubbed "the burn" by survivors, the devastation of the city is part of the demons plan to literally create hell on Earth. Some hope to stop the devastation by awakening the power of an ancient artifact called "the sigil." Others seek to harness the great power of the demons for their own purposes, instead of eliminating the threat outright.
Hellgate: London is the first release from Flagship Studios, which was founded by former Blizzard North developers who worked on the landmark PC game, Diablo. Beyond the demonic themes, subterranean settings, and fast-paced action-RPG style, Hellgate benefits from other Diablo standards, such as randomly generated levels and online multiplayer adventuring through dynamically scaling instances. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide