Publisher NACON and developer Rogue Factor have announced Hell is Us through a mysterious teaser trailer. Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, with Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy under his name, is part of the team. Having been in development for years, Hell is Us is the studio’s most ambitious project to date.
The publisher uploaded a teaser trailer with the tagline: “In an isolated country ravaged by civil war, uncover the secrets of your past and confront the mysterious disaster that has struck the region. Embark on a true adventure that explores the dark side of human nature.”
About Hell is Us
Hell is Us is a third-person action-adventure game set in a semi-open world where the main character sets out to learn more about his past in a country ravaged by civil war. The almost total self-sufficiency of the country hides a dark secret: the recent appearance of supernatural creatures resembling ancient headstones and monuments in the region. The citizens call this phenomenon “the Calamity”. Armed with weapons specially forged to fight these monsters, the protagonist must learn how to defeat them and use his equipment wisely.
“Our goal with Hell is Us is to bring back true adventure and exploration,” said Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, Creative Director. “There’s no need for a detailed quest log or precise waypoint on the map: we want players to feel the thrill of adventure, guided by their feelings and instincts.”
“We are delighted to be able to finally announce this game,” said Alain Falc, CEO of NACON. “As a publisher, we always want to offer games with original ideas that will appeal to as many people as possible. The first game from Rogue Factor since we acquired it is also one of the most ambitious projects, and we can’t wait to reveal more about it in the coming months.”
No other details were given about the game. We are very curious how the game will fulfill its promise, the one where players explore environments to find information all by themselves.
Developed in Unreal Engine 5, Hell is Us will release in 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.