Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Console Release Delayed to April


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It appears that console gamers will be getting a (very) tiny taste of what PC gamers have had to put up with for the past few years.

Nordic Games today announced that the console release of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation has been pushed back. The title now has a release date of April 5 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The title was originally scheduled for a mid-January launch. The game will cost $30 for the standard edition or $40 for the Collector's Edition.

"We have been working around the clock to bring the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game in line with the quality and standard of the PC game," said Reinhard Pollice, production and business development manager at Nordic Games. "There has been a slight delay so that the console communities can enjoy the fiendishly ghoulish experience that we know they want and deserve. In taking this additional time to add the final touches, we know that players will realise that the best things do come to those who wait!"

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is the sequel to the cult classic shooter Painkiller for PC. Unfortunately, Hell & Damnation was not as well-received as its predecessor, with reviewers pointing out that the game was glitchy when it was released. Here's hoping the development team takes the next three to get the console version right.