It may be all heavy metal and shotguns and space demons but no no, this isn’t Doom. Jupiter Hell is the distinctly not-Doom turn-based roguelike that’s been in early access for a year and a half. It’s nearly reached the end of a run, but there’s always a new run after, isn’t there? Jupiter Hell is leaving early access for full launch in August, but the developers say they’ve got plans for post-launch updates too. Oh, and a new update is out today.
In RPS’s Jupiter Hell early access review, it sounds like a good bit of demon slaying ripping and tearing.
“Environmental features like exploding barrels not only honour the hallowed FPS that inspired Jupiter Hell, but also amplify this sense of dynamic movement,” Steve Hogarty says. “You can kite enemies to lure them towards barrels before manually targeting them to make everything pop at once, which is just as gratifying as it is in any other genre.”