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Hellboy: Web Of Wyrd Hopes To Mix Hades Gameplay With Comic Book Visuals

Hellboy: Web of Wyrd is an over-the-shoulder action brawler developed by UK indie studio Upstream Arcade. Set in 1980s Argentina, Web of Wyrd (pronounced "word") sees Hellboy enter the mysterious Butterfly House, a mansion that acts as a portal to other dimensions, to save a missing BRPD agent. 

At Gamescom 2023, we sat down to get a brief hands-on with Web of Wyrd, playing about 20 minutes of an early part of the game. Players fight their way through a series of procedurally generated levels within multiple distinct biomes, each with their own individual stories, piecing together a wider mystery along the way. 

Web of Wyrd is an original story that sits outside of the established Hellboy canon, albeit with plenty of allusions to the events and lore found in the comic's original 1990s run. Web of Wyrd is developed in partnership with Dark Horse Comics and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, translating Mignola's distinct, thick-border art style into cel-shaded 3D. 

Upstream Arcade has done a fine job of faithfully recreating Mignola's iconic bold black border and bright color style, and special moves prompt freeze frames that feel ripped from the pages of a comic book. Continue Reading at GameSpot

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