Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit


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Hell Yeah! DLC due this month

Contains "over three hours of gameplay."

Sega's colourful platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is getting a batch of DLC on 24th October in Europe and the previous day in North America, Sega has announced.

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit review

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit review

Abandon hop all ye who enter here.

Did you play Dante's Inferno? Never mind if you didn't - you can't be expected to play every game based on a religious poem, after all - just try to picture it based on what you remember. It was a very particular vision of Hell, wasn't it? A lot of people go with lava, skulls, horns, that sort of thing; Visceral Games went for a giant naked woman who spits demon spiders out of her teats while screaming, gasping and clawing. And that was just the elevator ride down to the front door.

Hell Yeah takes the afterlife in a different direction - into a land of haunted caves, science labs, casinos and spaceships full of talking animals and Saturday morning cartoon banter. Whereas the developers of Dante's Inferno seemed to be using Cleopatra's arachnid-pumping nipples to confront us with serious questions (such as "What the f*** is that you're playing?" in my experience), Arkedo Studio seems to be suggesting that, you know, the afterlife is a ridiculously solipsistic and pathetic notion and let's just shoot some aliens.

Anyway, not unlike Dante Alighieri, Hell Yeah's angry bunny demon prince Ash is haunted by his past. In this case, it's a past where he was having a nice bath when a nasty paparazzo snapped him playing with his rubber ducky and posted it on the Hellternet. By the time Ash finds out, 100 Hellizens have viewed it, so there's only one thing for it: kill them all.

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First ever live code demo of Rome 2 in Eurogamer Expo developer session

Publisher SEGA also bringing playable Aliens: Colonial Marines, The Cave and Hell Yeah!

Those of you who came along to Rezzed this July were privileged to check out a small glimpse of Rome 2, The Creative Assembly's newest instalment in the all-conquering conquer-'em-up Total War series. If you're coming to the Eurogamer Expo, however, you'll witness the first public demonstration of playable code in an exclusive Creative Assembly developer session.

Hell Yeah! release date announced

Hell Yeah! release date announced

Out in Europe a week after the US.

Hell Yeah!, the bloody and bonkers action platformer from French indie Arkedo, launches in Europe on Wednesday 3rd October 2012, publisher Sega has announced.

That's for all three platforms: PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It costs 1200MSP / 9.99 / €12.99 / AUD$19.95.

In the US, it launches on PSN on 25th September and on XBLA on 26th September.

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Sega reveals Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Barmy platformer to terrorise PC, PSN, XBLA.

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, formerly Project Hell Yeah!, is a new platformer heading to PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, publisher Sega has announced.