Hellgate: London official artwork without the logo

Hellgate: London is quite an anomaly. It's a 2007 action-RPG with fairly mediocre combat and quest design, even for the era, and yet despite its flaws it has managed to captivate a surprisingly large amount of people, myself included. I haven't played it in nearly a decade, and yet every so often I will remember a small part of it and immediately get the craving to slice some demons up with a futuristic sword. I don't know what it is, but there's just something special about Hellgate: London. 

With that in mind, I am both weary and happy to announce that Hellgate: London will be returning to Steam this November 15th. There are very few details currently available, but what I can tell you for certain is that the Steam version will feature the Toyko expansion which hails from the Korean free-to-play version called Hellgate Global.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear like multiplayer will be present in the Steam version as the brief description talks about a "single play environment." If that is indeed the case, it would honestly be a massive disservice to Hellgate: London given that half of the fun in ARPG games comes from the multiplayer aspect and the process of building a synergistic team. 

That said, the official blurb also talks about "premium support items" which don't exactly make a lot of sense for a singleplayer game, so there is a chance all of this is just a poor translation and Hellgate: London will have co-op as expected. I certainly hope so because slicing up endless hordes of demons is always more fun when you're alongside friends. After all, you need someone to throw to the wolves while you make your escape!

You can learn more about Hellgate: London and its newest version by visiting Steam, and if the developers release any more information I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'll leave you with the fairly ancient Hellgate Global trailer. Enjoy!

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