Metal: Hellsinger is a fast-paced first-person shooter where firing your weapons to the beat makes them more powerful. I enjoyed it a lot when I saw it again last week, although I’m not the biggest fan of heavy metal music. I may enjoy it even more in the future, since its developers have announced that they will soon support music modding.
Developers The Outsiders tweeted the news shortly before the game launched this week:
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“Coming soon to PC. Custom Music Modding support. Free hell. AT YOUR pace,” reads the tweet.
Although I don’t like metal, I didn’t dislike the music of Metal: Hellsinger at all. It has a pacing that made me stomp, and it propels the action forward as you blast through hordes of demons.
I’m extremely curious how the music modding will work, though. Metal: Hellsinger doesn’t just give you a static soundtrack to shoot and reload to. The music changes as you power up, adding more layers, and only becomes a full song with vocals when you max out your multiplier.
It would be wonderful if The Outsiders released the tools so that real musicians could glue their music onto separate tracks and still have that layering work. However, as someone without musical talent, I would be perfectly happy to be able to paste any old mp3 if it had automatic beat detection. Let me bust some demons in Prince. Let Me Slice Hell with Dave Brubeck. Let Games Done Quick streamers play hard mode on 4’33” John Cage.
The article is in French
. Metal Hellsinger you will allow modify your own music soon