Man, it’s hard to believe the Painkiller franchise is still going strong. No matter how many other first-person shooters come along, it just keeps on trucking, never ceasing to entertain with its gargantuan bosses and fast-paced, physics-heavy running and gunning through hell.
The next installment, Hell & Damnation, is coming up fast, sights set on throwing back to the hardcore spirit of the original game, augmented by a gorgeous new Unreal Engine 3 sheen. If you want a chance to get in on the horror-shooter fun, plug in your email address at the game’s official website to sign up for the newsletter and register for a potential invite to the closed beta test. Also keep regular tabs on the Painkiller forums and Facebook page for periodic beta key “blitz giveaways.”
Should you make it into the beta, you’ll be able to unleash hell in one level per available game mode, including Single Player, Network Co-op, Survival, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
Still not interested? Take a gander at the new screenshots scattered about this page, and I bet you’ll be begging for a beta key in no time flat.