Publisher Dreamcatcher released an expansion pack for the original game from People Can Fly and in 2007 released Painkiller Overdose (created by another developer, Mindware Studios). Now they head back to the chaos once again with Painkiller Resurrection, this time developed by Homegrown Games. At E3 2009 we got a chance to play with an early version of the title.
Gallery: Painkiller Resurrection
The level we got to play in was a typical Painkiller level; huge and multileveled . . . at least at first. Then the level started getting weird as we had to first descend through some truly dark caverns and then bunny hop up, and up, and up some more on the wildest staircase we have ever seen. It's clear that this game will be for the hard core FPS who wants to find and beat some challenges.
The game also comes with a full mulitplayer suite with new modes and levels and we were told that bots will be put into the game for the first time for some offline action. And if you want to play through the game with a buddy, the title will allow for two-player co-op support for the first time in a Painkiller title.
Our brief hands-on time with Painkiller Resurrection was a trip back in time but through a kind of alternate universe. It was fun, and sometimes a little frustrating, but overall we think this new installment will please the fans of the original Painkiller.It's due for release this fall.