Bullet hell FPS Scathe gets new gameplay walkthrough


Kwalee have released a new gameplay walkthrough for Scathe, their upcoming bullet hell FPS set in Hell.

In Scathe, players must navigate labyrinthian, node-based levels full of demons and deathtraps. Slay your foes with an arsenal of high-powered firearms and ancient magics unlocked by collecting hidden relics.

Each level is hand-crafted but arranged via nodes that you navigate as you make your way through the labyrinth, each of which are packed with secrets to find, shortcuts, and alternate routes. You can play the game alone, or recruit some friends in drop-in and drop-out co-op.

You can find the new gameplay walkthrough below.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

You have one job – escape the labyrinth of Hell.

Scathe is an intense, classic FPS with big guns and even bigger demons. You are Scathe, Enforcer of the Legions of Hell, forged from the earth by the Divine Creator himself. And you, like your fallen kin before you, must prove your worth by navigating a deviously crafted maze, entangled with demonic evil at every twist and turn. So, grab your Hell Hammer and get ready to unleash your almighty fury!

Use your brute strength and extreme speed to purge your way through Hell’s most grotesque abominations, as you search for the Hellstones and defeat the all-powerful Guardians that protect them.

It’s time to blast your way out of bullet Hell.


  • ESCAPE THE MAZE – Your task is simple; collect the Hellstones and escape the maze. Choose your own path by navigating expertly handcrafted zones – each filled with danger around every corner. Collect runes, uncover secrets, and smite all that stand in your way.
  • BULLET HELL – Scathe is no ordinary FPS… Take on relentless bullet Hell fuelled combat, with deadly projectiles and countless demons at every turn. Utilise Scathe’s incredible speed to smash through your enemies and incoming fire.
  • LOCK’N UNLOAD – Rip through your enemies with Scathe’s insanely powerful arsenal of weapons, each equipped with a devastating secondary fire. Spew hellfire with the Hot Hatch or slice through endless evil with the Bow Blade.
  • DROP IN/DROP OUT ONLINE MULTIPLAYER – Scathe will support full crossplay online multiplayer where players can drop-in and drop-out at any time. Already lost deep within the labyrinth? Call upon up to three friends to join the fight. But choose your kin wisely, because in Scathe, everyone shares the same pool of lives.

Scathe is set to launch August 31st for Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store and Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series XIS.

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