Press release

Metal: Hellsinger VR Coming in Fall 2024, Demo Now on Steam!

Experience the searing rhythm of Hell in the demo announced in the Upload VR Showcase.

Oslo, Norway – June 26, 2024 – Funcom® is excited to announce that Metal: Hellsinger® VR, the heavy metal Rhythm Shooter developed by Lab42 Games, will launch in Fall 2024 on Meta Quest 2 & 3, Meta Quest Pro, and PS VR 2, and is available to play right now in a new demo on Steam.

The demo features the brand-new lobby, an immersive new location from which you can select your level, music, loadout, and more. The demo features Voke and Stygia, the two first missions in the game, along with four weapons; Paz, your loyal and loquacious skull, who will also sear your enemies with fiery bolts; Terminus, a wickedly agile sword; The Hounds, a set of demonic twin pistols; and Persephone, a shotgun with a thunderous bark to match both its bite and the beat.

As part of the Upload VR Showcase, the demo was introduced by Matt Heafy, guitarist and lead vocalist for heavy metal band Trivium, in a new video.

All the weapons can be aimed freely in full VR. Shoot to the beat and – if you have a free hand – show your enemy the sign of the horns before you blast them away. Just like in the original game, each weapon has its own powerful ultimate that unleashes havoc on the enemy, such as the double-time tempo slashes of Terminus, or the stunning lightning strike of Paz.

Players can enter Hell headfirst on Steam right now and slay the hordes of Hell to the award-winning soundtrack written by composer duo Two Feathers and performed by metal legends such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Matt Heafy (Trivium), and Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy).

Once the headset comes on and the music starts pounding Metal: Hellsinger VR snaps you into an unparalleled state of frenetic demon-slaying flow. Experience a taste of it in today’s free demo, and the full game in Fall 2024.

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The Outsiders is a Funcom studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. The Outsiders creates original games at high quality – specializing in first person games with unique gameplay mechanics and AAA-visuals. The team consists of industry veterans from DICE, Avalanche, King, Rovio, Fatshark, Starbreeze, Arrowhead, Goodbye Kansas, Machine Games, Guerilla Games, and many others - a good mix of the best talent from the many fantastic game development schools in Sweden. “We love games and we love making them. We hope that you will enjoy playing our creations!” 

Originally founded in 2015, Lab42 became a Sumo Digital studio in 2020. The studio has worked on a range of projects for console, PC and mobile for clients including Sega Europe Publishing, Klei Entertainment, Aspyr, Ripstone, Dovetail Games, and Payload Studios. Lab42 holds an exclusive licence to use the World Snooker Tour brand. Recent games from Lab42 include support on Forza Motorsport with Turn10 Studios, Crusader Kings III in partnership with Paradox Interactive, and Human Fall Flat with No Brakes Games.