Wednesday, August 24, 2022
All in! Games has announced Phantom Hellcat, the debut game from its new internal studio Ironbird Creations, at gamescom 2022.
The game casts you as Jolene, who mistakenly breaks the seal upon a cursed theatre. With the seal no longer holding back the darkness, the evil trapped within takes her mother hostage, and twisted stories of humanity begin to wreak havoc on the world.
Inspired by games like NieR, Phantom Hellcat will see players shifting between a 2D and 3D perspective, hacking and slashing through enemies, and platforming through handcrafted theatre sets. These include a Transylvanian castle, as well as other players inspired by pop culture, where you'll be able to turn the props and surroundings into extra weapons against your enemies.
“Ironbird Creations was established in an effort to create high-quality new action IPs,'' said creative director Norman Lenda. “The team has a lot of nostalgia for the era of action games from the 2010’s and wanted to revisit it together. Lately action games have leaned more toward the ‘souls-like’ and ‘rogue-like’ subgenres and are missing the classic DNA. Phantom Hellcat will bring hack-n-slash titles back to their roots!”
Phantom Hellcat is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. You can check out the first trailer down below.