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Metal: Hellsinger Celebrates a Million Players With a New Difficulty Level

Metal: Hellsinger review

Metal: Hellsinger has hit the million player mark and, to celebrate, has handed out some handy new content.

This heavy metal shoot-em-up sees you blasting your way through the underworld, lining your shots up with the music. We had a headbangingly-good time reviewing Metal: Hellsinger, remarking that “..with both music and gameplay of such a high standard, only those who absolutely abhor metal need not jump in.”

And, as revealed by developer The Outsiders and publisher Funcom, over a million players have experienced Metal: Hellsinger’s rock mayhem. It helps that Hellsinger is also on Game Pass, though it also won a Golden Joystick Award for Best Audio.

Now, after launching on PC and next-gen consoles, it’s now made the jump to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. To celebrate both these events, The Outsiders has delivered a smattering of new content, designed to both reward players and give them a reason to dive back in.

The latest patch, 1.5, out now, adds a new Archdevil difficulty mode, enough to test even the toughest metalheads. There’s also a new Elite Seraph demon and new combos to help players crank up their fury (and score).

Even if you’re not interested in making Metal: Hellsinger tougher, all players will get access to new outfits and a new, in-game artbook. The new 1.5 patches also features various balance changes and fixes, which are detailed over on the official Hellsinger forums.

Now, if only we could get that Metal: Hellsinger/Trombone Champ crossover we’ve been craving.

Metal: Hellsinger is available on available on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It’s also available on Xbox Game Pass.
Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.