Ironbird Creations, a new studio from Ghostrunner publisher All in! Games announced Phantom Hellcat, a perspective-changing action-adventure game that will arrive on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
The player takes the role of Jolene, a rebellious young woman who makes the grave mistake of breaking the seal upon a cursed theater filled with dangerous dimensions full of pompous props. The theater’s seal holding back the darkness weakens until the evil trapped within takes Jolene’s mother hostage. Soon, twisted stories of humanity will begin to escape and wreak havoc upon the world.
Norman Lenda, Creative Director of Ironbird Creations explained that Phantom Hellcat is trying to bring hack-n-slash titles back to their roots. “the team has a lot of nostalgia for the era of action games from the 2010s and wanted to revisit it together. Lately, action games have leaned more toward the ‘souls-like’ and ‘rogue-like’ subgenres and are missing the classic DNA,” he said via a press release.
▍Phantom Hellcat Reveal Trailer
▍Phantom Hellcat Gameplay
In Phantom Hellcat, players will traverse along the 3D and 2D camera-shifting perspectives with laser-sharp platforming controls throughout beautiful, hand-crafted theater sets. Knock foes around the environment, bringing a set wall crashing down, or launching opponents into the band pit toward their demise. Jump, dash, and slash utilizing the powers sealed within mysterious character masks to strengthen Jolene’s stats and learn new abilities to build up visceral combo scores in each scenario.
Claim a stake in a Transylvanian bibliotheque castle possibly full of vampires. Venture across other theatrical plays inspired by pop culture and ensure Jolene has the starring role in them all, no matter who she has to cut down. Turn the surroundings and props from these worlds into extra weapons to use against enigmatic enemies as well as opportunities for character growth.