Hellgate: London is coming back yet again on Steam

    
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Yeah, we don't know either.

Yes, it’s happening again. It never stops happening. Hellgate: London is getting yet another lease on life, which at this point may mean enough leases on life to legally qualify it as a cat. The game is launching on November 15th on Steam, although it’s important to note that at this point the official statements on the Steam page do not indicate that any multiplayer functionality will be in place. It seems likely that it thus will be single-player only this time around; temper your expectations accordingly.

There’s also no indication about its business model, so temper those expectations as well.

For those of you who have no expectations, now is a good time to point out that Hellgate: London is a title with a… storied history. It imploded on launch so severely that the term “flagshipped” was coined to describe its failure and had multiple resurrection attempts, all of which have resulted in us declaring at various points that this time, it’s dead for real. Check out the roundup below, and know that no matter what happens now it’s not dead. It could have its launch cancelled and it’s still not dead. It’s never really dead.

Source: Steam; thanks to George for the tip!

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Jesse Wan

I was one of those unfortunates who got the Collector’s Edition with Lifetime Sub. Does anyone know if Steam is gonna honor that?

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Jack Tyme

God I love this game, love that it keeps coming back. There is even an emulator project somewhere on the net.

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agemyth ?

If this is a one-time purchase with all of the previously released content in a tidy package I will admit that I am interested. Even if it is just single player. This game was always plagued by monetization issues and mismanagement, so a “pure” version without monetary distractions (and not an emulator or questionable fan project) that just works sounds cool.

The premise and art style seem pretty unintentionally goofy, but I remember thinking it looked and sounded so cool before release :P

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Mewmew

Hellgate: London – a game that is actually undead. We need someone to make a game where you try to kill Hellgate: London.

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starbuck1771

Hellgate I know it well I Alpha & Beta tested it and Mythos for the joint venture PingO ran by Flagship & Hanbit before it all went belly up. Then I tested Hellgate Global and Mythos for Hanbit. I wish them well with the third coming.

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Danny Smith

Well there was a VR game set hours before the games first cutscene shown at a closed door Sony event a few years back. It could be that.

Personally i loved the idea of the game and it just seemed poorely planned/mismanaged as hell. If they could bring it back with some smoothing at the edges so to speak i’d love to play it as i never had the chance as a kid.

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Xijit

That looks more like “Hellgate: Eyeballs”

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mysecretid

If the version on Steam looks decently fun to me, I expect I’ll buy it. I liked the original game, despite its flaws.

Yes, Eliot, I am part of why Hellgate: London refuses to die. :-)

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Mordyjuice

I just watched the trailer, how the hell did this fail, and keep on failing; it looks awesome.

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Xijit

Shit management, from every direction, plus they hacked the MP side of the game into a shitty Subscription paywall.

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Mordyjuice

How much content does this have compared to Diablo 3?

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Xijit

Probably comparable … Most of the game is procedurally generated zones & loot & mobs (which is not surprising since it was basicly 100% of Blizzard North’s creative core making the first Loot-shooter the world had seen) so it is hard to quantify content.

But the diffrent class types can have vastly different play styles and skills, so there is quite a bit of content to be had.

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Mordyjuice

So it’s basically Diablo 3, except made by the real Diablo people. I’ll pick it up then.

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Xijit

If it is cheap, go for it … Just to experience a page from history if nothing else. But if they are trying to bill $50 for it, just go find a cracked copy of the retail release on the interwebs.

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James Crow

i’m regret about buying TSW LifeTime (because of SWL) but even so hellgate had a short live i’m still not regret for a second about buying 2 hard copy,books and a lifetime.

played on the first time, than played it again (HG:G) on the second time just for tokyo.

i don’t think im coming back again because there is no new content but i really think they need to make a real B2P sequel.
*they annonce about Hellgate 2 few years ago but the project cancelled short after in 2014.

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Castagere Shaikura

I wonder how much they are going to charge for this game knowing its history. This is a very old game. What could you guys see paying for this?