Painkiller Hell and Damnation Delayed Until April 5th, Still Features Lots of Hell and Damnation

January 9, 2013Written by Jason Dunning

We were originally supposed to see Nordic Games’ Painkiller Hell and Damnation on January 22nd, but it has now been pushed back to April 5th, marking the second expected January release to be moved back.

Reinhard Pollice, Production and Business Development Managerat Nordic Games, revealed the reason for the delay:

We have been working around the clock to bring the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game in line with the quality and standard of the PC game. There has been a slight delay so that the console communities can enjoy the fiendishly ghoulish experience that we know they want and deserve. In taking this additional time to add the final touches, we know that players will realise that the best things do come to those who wait!

For the uninitiated, Painkiller Hell and Damnation is an uncut remake of 2004’s Painkiller, featuring a new story that will have Daniel going back to purgatory. You’ll then be able to play both the game’s four chapters and multiplayer modes in either single player or co-op.

When it releases on April 5th, both a standard edition for $29.99 and collector’s edition for $39.99 will be available. If that collector’s edition is anything like what PC gamers received, it will include a soundtrack, poster, making of video, a multiplayer skin, and a single player tarot card, but they haven’t confirmed anything at this point.

Does the new date for Painkiller Hell and Damnation disrupt your planned schedule of January gaming? Let us know in the comments below.

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