It’s been some months since we first announced the latest digital title welcomed into the SEGA family, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, and I thought it was finally time to visit the PlayStation Blog and reveal more about our exciting* new game.
[*Exciting can also be taken to mean: insanely creative, off-the-wall, bonkers, delirium inducing, and as many other unnecessary descriptive phrases as I can muster]
Hell Yeah! puts you in control of Ash, a devil rabbit and the prince of Hell. In a storyline that I’m sure most blog readers will empathise with (well, maybe), Ash is the victim of a vicious smear campaign, as somebody posts sordid bath-time images of him up on the ‘Hell-ternet’.
So, at its core, Hell Yeah! is a tale of revenge – a story of the little-man standing up for himself. That this little-man is in fact a devil rabbit, and the prince of Hell, just gives it a little more edge. In fact, Ash wants to ensure that everybody who has seen the photos suffers, which is where you step in.
As you can see from the above image, Ash does have some tools at his disposal for the task at hand, and whilst you start the game with nothing in your kitbag, you’ll very quickly start accruing some awesome gadgetry, starting with the painful looking “Jet-pack Driller”. It does exactly what it says on the tin – it jets you around levels, it drills, and more importantly, it kills.
There is an array of additional weaponry on offer too, including guns and projectile launchers of all shapes and sizes. Whilst shooting your way through Hell is lots of fun, blasting away whilst riding in a super-sawing jetpack that can drill through walls and saw monsters into chunks, is going to be much more effective (and even more fun)!
Don’t take my word for it though, take a look at the gameplay trailer below and make up your own mind:
As you may have noticed from this trailer, there are also mini-games to complete, which act as finishing moves for the main monsters you have to destroy to progress through the game. There are 101 monsters to enact Ash’s revenge on, and various different mini-games/finishing moves to utilise.
There have been many different depictions of Hell across different media throughout the years, yet Hell Yeah! poses a very unique take on what Hell would be like. In fact, there are ten very different facets to Hell that you’ll be playing through. Whilst there is a classic take on what most people imagine Hell to be, the game quickly travels through levels modelled on a Casino, Space, and a ’70s psychedelic inspired level and much more. In fact, we’ll have a new trailer showing off these ten very different worlds which will be posted here at launch.
Hell Yeah! is coming to PSN here in Europe on 3rd October, and as an added extra, for PlayStation Plus subscribers we’re very happy to confirm that we are the ‘Game of the Month’ for October. Therefore if you have an active Plus subscription, Ash’s tale of revenge will be completely free (and you’ll also get access to a very awesome dynamic theme too)!
Look out for more on the game as launch approaches, and feel free to fire questions at me below.