Team17 and Black Matter have today announced the full Steam launch of World War II strategic squad shooter, Hell Let Loose. Featuring relentless 50 vs. 50 gameplay and set across 11 maps that authentically depict some of the most important and notorious battles on both the Western and Eastern Fronts of the war, including Utah and Omaha beaches, Carentan, and Stalingrad. Hell Let Loose brings the horrors of front line warfare to its fullest. Initially launched on Steam Early Access in June 2019, today’s launch includes the introduction of Update 10, which debuts the Eastern Front. This free update adds two additional maps – Kursk and Stalingrad – more than 20 new weapons and gadgets, four new vehicles, and Soviet forces into the game.
Here’s the launch trailer:
Each of the new and expansive maps, from the yellowing grasslands on the Russian Steppe in Kursk to Stalingrad’s obliterated urban wasteland, provide gameplay experiences that contrast not only to each other but also to the previously released environments of the Western Front. The new maps provide newcomers and Hell Let Loose’s established passionate community of over a million players with the opportunities to craft new strategies and challenges to overcome.
Hell Let Loose key features
- The brutality of the War in Europe: Hell Let Loose portrays the battles of the Western and Eastern Fronts across two distinct modes, Offensive and Warfare.
- Authentic strategic gameplay: Each side of 50 players is broken down into armour, infantry, and recon, led by officers with a direct line to an overall player-commander directing the flow of the game.
- Unique metagame: Extended battles entrench participants in the tidal-like motion of the frontline that builds up Hell Let Loose’s real-time strategy inspired metagame.
- Playing a Part: Fourteen roles are available for players to experience, from engineers and snipers, commanders and tank crewmen, medics and support; all play a part in the war effort.
Max Rea, Studio Head and Lead Designer at Black Matter expressed excitement about Hell Let Loose’s full launch. “After two years in Steam Early Access that’s seen 10 major content updates and overhauls & improvements to every major system imaginable, it is hugely exciting to finally launch Hell Let Loose on PC”, Rea said. “The journey to date has seen our passionate playerbase explode, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new commanders, officers, and soldiers onto the theatres of war on both fronts of the War in Europe. Today doesn’t mark the end of the road however; it’s merely the end of the beginning. We have big plans to continue building Hell Let Loose as an evergreen title for years to come, and we look forward to bringing this authentic World War II experience to new generation consoles later this year.”
Chris Coales, producer at Team17 was equally excited. “It’s been an incredible journey for Hell Let Loose, which makes today’s launch so highly memorable for everybody who’s worked on it. Black Matter’s strong vision for their debut title has steered the project throughout, as it’s been built up and expanded upon to become one of the most authentic and immersive shooters available on PC. The attention to detail and the amount of care and respect shown towards the real-world horrors of war during the development of the game has been extremely high. Black Matter continues to be an awesome partner for Team17, we’re excited about the future that lies ahead for the team, and for their extraordinary title.”