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FPS-Only Hellgate London Spin-Off Released For Android

Courtesy of Gamebanshee comes word that the seemingly impossible to kill arpg Hellgate: London is now available as a first person shooter on the Google Play store.

Bill Roper had left Blizzard to form Flagship Studios in 2003, eventually releasing his own answer to Diablo in 2007’s Hellgate: London. Hampered with an tiered subscriber system and an un-optimized engine, it wasn’t able to sustain the company or retain its initially high launch day player base. Since then, it has moved to new hands and made something of a success of itself in Korea, and even re-appeared on Steam, though development on that version was shut down.

This new FPS-focused version of the much-maligned Hellgate property borrows some of the original title’s assets (Armor, gun models, enemies), but adds quite a bit as well. Since the game was originally based around the Marksman class and the unique FPS mechanics it employed, it makes sense they’d create a spin-off focusing on it. The store page explains the game in somewhat broken English:

    ◈ ‘HELLGATE: LONDON’ is well-known as the world’s popular PC online game!
    Minimized the game capacity! Everyone worldwide available!
    Stunning graphics and a spectacular sense of strike were materialized in mobile!
    HELLGATE is rebuilt for optimal mobile gameplay and is now available on your Android!
    ◈ A great story from the original carefully puts into stage one by one.
    Each stage is composed of the dramatic plot as one of the spectacular film.
    On the board!! Meet the various bosses along the progress in a story-typed FPS.
    ◈ UPGRADE YOUR WEAPONS!
    Get or upgrade various weapons at the armory.
    Rifle, Machinegun, Shotgun, Sniper, and even power saw.
    Each gun has the different types of upgrading options.
    (Enhance Damage, Enhance Critical, Increase Bullets, Reduce Cool down time)
    Upgrading each option improves your weapons into a killing machine for a better performance.
    ◈ LEARN AND USE SKILLS
    You can learn 6 passive skills and 6 active skills to be stronger!
    Learn and boost skills to eliminate all the evils effectively!!!
    ◈ DAILY MISSIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
    Complete daily missions and achievements to get extra gold and diamonds.
    Get it and save it! The gold and diamonds might be needed for upgrading weapons and skills.

Players interested in revisiting the game can read up on it at the official Facebook page.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.


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