Likely most PC shooter fans know People Can Fly's Painkiller series well. Starting in 2004, the game and its expansions always stuck to straight-up action spliced with big and wild guns (including the infamous shuriken lightning gun), owing its heritage in part to the likes of Doom, Quake, and Duke Nukem, and pulling it all off near-flawlessly.
Though much additionial content followed the initial release, we've not seen a whole game since. Around the time of People Can Fly's acquisition by Epic Games two years ago, a mod group now known as Mindware Interactive tried their hand at the series with the expansion Painkiller: Overdose, receiving mixed reviews -- that studio is currently working on the similarly styled Dreamkiller. In April we heard word another amateur developer, Homegrown Games, would be working on a sequel to the first title, appropriately named Painkiller Resurrection and set for PC with the possibility of a 360 port after that release. Some footage of it in action was seen at E3 this year, but aside from that, not much has been known.
Well, today a proper trailer surfaces; it's not great quality but the gameplay looks true enough to the series, which is surprising given this is coming from the developer of the widely panned The Legacy of Cthulhu.
The system requirements are quite low for this one, as you can see from the game's profile page, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Running on a new version of the PAIN engine, Painkiller Resurrection packs features like ambient occlusion, motion blur, and all the tricks we're used in recent years. In terms of gameplay, fans can expect the addition of a co-op campaign on top of the single-player "trapped in Hell" experience. The game is due out sometime this year.