New Painkiller Game Announced Under Exciting Prime Matter Publishing Label

A sequel to the cult classic shooter Painkiller is in development under a brand new game publishing label.

The new label was announced last night at Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest. It’s called ‘Prime Matter’ and exists under the Austrian game publisher, Koch Media.

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The original Painkiller game released for Xbox and PC in 2004. It was developed by the familiar studio People Can Fly, which recently released their latest game, Outriders.

Gameplay of the original classic was inspired by the fast-paced arena shooters of the era – the influence of DOOM, Quake, and Serious Sam are clear to see in gameplay. The story saw the protagonist fight Lucifer’s four generals in an attempt to bridge the gap between Heaven and Purgatory.

Credit: People Can Fly/Deep Silver

Painkiller is regarded highly on Metacritic, scoring 81% on both the critic and user score. Its sequel, released in 2012, scored less highly with a 64% critic score and 66% with players. Painkiller: Hell & Damnation was created by a different developer to the original, The Farm 51.

Details of exactly what the new game will look like are scarce, nor do we know which development team is working on it. All we know is that it’s currently in development under the new Prime Matter label. There’s currently no release window specified.

Saber Interactive is listed as a co-publisher of the new title. That’s the team known for assisting on games like World War Z, Crysis, and TimeShift.

Credit: Koch Media

Lots of other exciting games are on the way!

The new Prime Matter publishing label is described as “a dynamic mix of seasoned industry veterans and enthusiastic fresh faces creating an incredible team of diverse multi-cultured gaming experts”. A sizzle reel released last night shows a plethora of new titles in the works, some of which might be familiar to you.

A new Payday 3 is in the works over at Starbreeze, set to launch in 2023. There’s also an RTS adaptation of the Crossfire series that’s due out in 2022. Safe to say that there’s a diverse bunch of content in the works over at Koch Media.

Credit: Koch Media

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[Featured Image Credit: People Can Fly/Deep Silver]

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