Press release

New Raw Gameplay Footage for Rhythm Shooter Metal: Hellsinger Released

Shortly after being featured at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, Funcom and The Outsiders released a brand-new gameplay video displaying the new look for upcoming rhythm shooter Metal: Hellsinger.

LOS ANGELES, USA / OSLO, Norway – December 9th, 2021 – Heavy metal star Matt Heafy from Trivium had the honor of presenting the distinguished lineup of metal musicians featuring in the upcoming rhythm FPS Metal: Hellsinger at The Game Awards in Los Angeles today.

“I’m stoked to announce that I’m in Metal: Hellsinger, a rhythm-based shooter game. Make sure you check it out. We also have incredible screamer-singers like Alissa (White-Gluz) from Arch Enemy and Randy (Blythe) from Lamb of God,” said Matt Heafy.
The complete lineup of artists for the game is now revealed to be:
Randy Blythe from Lamb of God
James Dorton from Black Crown Initiate
Matt Heafy from Trivium
Dennis Lyxzén from Refused and INVSN
Tatiana Shmailyuk from Jinjer
Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity
Björn Strid from Soilwork
Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy
All the vocalists have recorded headbanging tracks written by the Swedish composer duo Two Feathers (Elvira Björkman and Nicklas Hjertberg). Featured at The Game Awards is the song Acheron, performed by the metal icon Randy Blythe, lead singer in Lamb of God. As with every track in Metal: Hellsinger, Acheron is divided into multiple layers, and your ability to slay to the beat of the song determines how many layers will be played at a time.

In addition to participating at The Game Awards, the developers released a second video today, consisting of 3 ½ minutes of unedited gameplay. The video is intended to give gamers a better impression of what the actual experience of playing a rhythm shooter is going to be like, as well as display the visual improvements that have been implemented since the game was announced more than a year ago.

“As this is such a new genre for most people, it’s hard to properly envision the experience from just a 1-minute trailer,” explains Executive Producer Shila Vikström. “We therefore had one of the best players in our team record a playthrough, and the result really gets the adrenaline flowing,” she says.

Metal: Hellsinger will release in 2022 on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Funcom is a developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include ‘Conan Exiles‘, ‘Secret World Legends, ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online', 'The Park', and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'.

The Outsiders is a Funcom studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, consisting of ~30 creative people and four dogs. 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!”