T3 Entertainment's relaunch of the online multiplayer demon hunting PC game Hellgatekicks off its open beta phase today, inviting players in North America do help rid the world of the hellish hordes starting tonight at 7:30PM Eastern.
Just when you thought North America and Europe were safe from the invasion of hell spawn, Korean online gaming publisher HanbitSoft goes and acquires international publishing rights for Hellgate from Namco Bandai, and all hell breaks loose.
Proving you can't keep an ill-conceived MMO down, the Hellgate series is back. And it's moved on from London. And the English language. And now finds itself in Japan. Speaking Korean.
Atlus Online has revealed the first game to be offered on the new online community, JoyImpact's massively multiplayer online steampunk game Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent.
Despite news to the contrary back in November, Korean publisher and developer HanbitSoft still plans to maintain Hellgate: London as a free-to-play title on a global scale after Namco Bandai's January 31st server shutdown.
It seems you just can't keep a good game down. The same may also apply to Hellgate: London - previously announced as shutting up shop for good at the end of January. But wait! New owners of the Hellgate brand, HanbitSoft, have announced that they are hard at work on a new expansion for what they touchingly refer to as…
So Flagship (and Hellgate) are sunk, and Mythos has been canned along with them, right? Not necessarily! According to some job postings over on Gamasutra and DICE.com, Korean publisher T3 is opening a development studio in San Francisco, and will continue work on both titles. Seems random, but T3 own a controlling…