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Dead Island studio announces new hack and slash fantasy game

Slaughter hordes of undead minions in Techland's 'Project Hell'

Dead Island developer Techland has announced it's working on a new first person perspective hack and slash game set in a dark fantasy setting.

Codenamed Project Hell, the title was revealed in a new official blog, which the studio says it will use to keep followers updated with new details.

Project Hell started out as an internal weapon mod for Dead Island, which Techlad says acted as "proof that chopping monsters frozen by magic spells using two-handed swords is brutally fun and addictive".

The studio's higher powers then allowed the mod's creator and a few other staff to make a game prototype which spawned Project Hell.

Techland says: "Our main goal is to make a game we can all enjoy playing so don't expect unicorns and fairies - we prefer breaking through hordes of undead minions only to slaughter their devilish and loathsome masters in a bloody boss-fight.

"To achieve that we'll use our experience already gained in game development and enhanced technology from Dead Island. We believe that we can make something really unique and thrilling and share it with you. Keep your fingers crossed."

The first Project Hell screens and artwork can be seen below.

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Techland is also working on a Dead Island follow-up titled Dead Island: Riptide.

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