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Hellsweeper VR

When Hell and virtual reality converge, prepare for an epic journey into eternal damnation like never before. Hellsweeper VR is a highly anticipated game set to grace the revolutionary PSVR2. From our PSVR2 review, the headset's 2000 × 2000 (4.1 MP) resolution per eye delivers insane graphics for compatible games. As you don the headset, the world around you dissolves, giving birth to an alternate universe where logic bends, and imagination reigns supreme. 

What better way to experience this realism than descending into the pits of hell? Imagine engaging in intense battles amidst the infernal abode. If this excites you, how about a sneak peek of an upcoming game? Here's Hellsweeper VR: Everything We Know.

What is Hellsweeper VR?

Picture Devil May Cry, but instead of hunting demons on Earth, you attack them right from the comfort of their home, hell! Hellsweeper VR is a first-person roguelike combat game. Your mission is to eliminate the ne'er-do-wells of hell in an epic combat style. The possibilities are limitless as you take on the fiery beasts.

“DARE TO DESCEND INTO HELL?” the game's Steam page description reads, “Hellsweeper VR is an intense first-person action-combat VR experience. Traverse the underworld, where every step brings a challenge or a chance. Gain mastery of your weapons and elemental magic, or fall to the unrelenting onslaught of hell's twisted souls.”

Moreover, in a Q&A section on the developer's website, Mixed Realms revealed that this upcoming title is akin to Sariento. The developer clarified that it's not a sequel since Hellsweeper occurs in an alternate world. However, mechanics in the game will be similar, “especially its locomotion system.”


Hellsweeper VR

So far, the details of the game's storyline are sketchy. We know players take on the role of an undead immortal, also known as Hellsweepers. Your mission is to eliminate all the demonic souls inhabiting hell. This calls for descending into the realm of fire and launching various attacks on the otherworldly entities, the architects of nightmares. We can draw similarities to The Outsiders' Metal: Hellsinger; the grand difference is that there's no beat to synchronize your attacks. 


Hellsweeper VR unlocks the portal of horror and purgatory nightmare with its first-person perspective that places you in the pits of fire. The game features three modes; roguelike, sandbox, and multiplayer. At the time of writing, we had a go at the roguelike mode, which the developers availed through the free demo. Here's a quick breakdown:

Players start the game from the hall, which is pretty much an area shrouded in apocalyptic allure, with a gothic and disquieting atmosphere. Here you can select the game mode you desire and alter its difficulty. The hall also offers access to additional. I implore you to check out the tutorial for a complete gist of your powers. 

Moreover, you can also access an inventory of weapons and skills to begin with. The game allows you to select two starting skills. Regarding weapons, players can choose between wielding a sword or gun or having a deadly dog companion. Now that you're all armored up, it's time to enter the depths of hell.

What's great about this game is the endless possibilities you have when taking down your enemies. Of course, this is significantly made possible with the power of VR. Moreover, players can summon weapons and use telekinesis against opponents. 

Furthermore, the game map contains chest boxes that can be unlocked by destroying mini towers that hold the keys. With all keys in hand, you can open the chest boxes, which either grant you access to new weapons or upgrade your skills. 

From the horse's mouth, “Combat is the bread and butter of Hellsweeper VR, and we intend to let players enjoy this experience down two tracks – physical combat, and the magic system. Advanced players can choose to combine both to greater effect.”


Hellsweeper VR

Hellsweeper VR is a masterful creation by Mixed Realms Pte Ltd and published by Vertigo Games. Following the resounding triumph of Sariento VR, the developers embarked on a daring quest to birth a new game, honing its arcade-style action while preserving its signature movement elements. Perhaps the key to Mixed Realms' success is their artful reliance on the gaming community's feedback. 

On June 19, the developer released a demo mode, giving players a delightful taste of what this game is destined to become. This is part of tradition for the developer since it's how Sairento VR rose to its critic acclaim spot. And now, in keeping with its precedence, Mixed Realm is calling upon the community to share feedback on their preefrences. 

News reaching the grapevine is that the developer will soon release an alpha demo. If you want to be among the first to give this a try, you can keep up the game's Discord channel here. 


Hellsweeper VR - Official Release Date Trailer

If this sends waves of excitement through your brain, you'll no doubt want to get a sneak peek at some of the game's pre-launch footage. Mixed Realm shared the game's announcement trailer five months ago and dropped the game's official release date trailer a month back. You can see them for yourself in the videos embedded above.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Previously, developers had revealed the game's possible release in Q4 2022. However, circumstances pushed the release to Q2, 2023, and now we have a release date of September 21, 2023!! Mark your calendars, people. 

As mentioned, an alpha demo is in the works before we experience the game in its full glory. But if this preview builds a whirlwind of anticipation, you can pre-order the game on Steam. 

If you have a deeper thirst to dive into the pits of eternal damnation, a Digital Deluxe edition awaits you. The edition gives you access to a digital art book, a faithful yet mystic hound companion, and an eerie soundtrack that ties it all together in a neat bow.

If you're interested in staying up to date with Mixed Realm's latest project, be sure to check in with the team on their official social feed here. If anything changes ahead of its planned release date, we'll let you know all the details on

So, what's your take? Will you get your hands on Hellsweeper VR when it releases on PSVR2? Let us know your thoughts on our socials here.


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.