Niche Spotlight – Hellslave


Today’s Niche Spotlight is Hellslave, a dark fantasy dungeon crawler by Ars Goetia and PID Games.

Hellslave is set in a dark fantasy world, where humanity is on the brink of extinction following a demonic invasion. Prevent humanity’s demise by pledging loyalty to one of 6 demons, gaining access to unholy powers and abilities to fight the dark creatures invading the world. Travel across a large overworld map as you visit towns, places of interest, and dungeons. Combine a wide range of demonic skills and abilities to craft your own unique playstyle in the war against the underworld.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Hellslave is available for Windows PC via the Epic Games StoreGOG, and Steam for $19.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

The world of Hellslave

The world is coming to an end and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Save it from a demon invasion by making a pact with the Devil and praise one of 6 demons to avoid humanity’s demise into darkness. Use your newly acquired demonic power against the invaders but it may have a bigger impact on you than you thought…

A unique experience

Hellslave is a dungeon crawler unlike others following on the footpath of classic dungeon crawler but introducing new mechanics and drawing its inspirations from Dark fantasy universe, poems and artists (such as John Milton).

Key Features

  • Unleash unique powers and skills – Customize your character around a passive skill tree, discover and experiment with dozens of skills and demonic powers. Take advantage of synergy between skills to achieve combo and defeat your foes.
  • A dark world to explore – Travel on world maps filled with dozens of unique landmarks but beware of what lurks in the dark. From villages to graveyards and crypt, destroy your foes, retrieve old relics to help the inhabitants of this doomed world.
  • Fight your way through this perilous world – Deal with dozens of different enemies from zombies, ghosts, demons and bosses straight from hell to fight for your life and this world’s survival.
  • Gameplay driven by a strong art direction – Contemplate unique visuals during your journey in hell on earth through handcrafted cut-scenes and visuals.
  • Your journey in Hell is just beginning – Experience different playthroughs depending on the powers of your starting Demon. If the first journey wasn’t enough for you, enjoy this hellish invasion a second time with the challenging New Game +.

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