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Painkiller remake hits PC on October 31, consoles January 2013


Painkiller: Hell and Damnation is set to smite up Halloween when it's unleashed October 31 on PC. Publisher Nordic Games also scribbled in a demonicon to us that those interested in the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions have to damn well wait until January 22, 2013.

Nordic describes the version being released this month as "totally uncut," and that same uncut version arrives in three months' time for Xbox 360 and PS3. A cut version also releases on January 22, perhaps to satiate German regulators who didn't give the uncut version a rating, effectively prohibiting its sale in the country.

Hell and Damnation is a remake of the 2004 shooter from Polish studio People Can Fly, now of Bulletstorm fame. People Can Fly's compatriots The Farm 51 are handling the remake, offering a new story that throws Daniel into purgatory once more, forced to fight through to Hell and back all over again. Curiously, the original Painkiller (and subsequent games in the series) received 18+ ratings in Germany, so we wonder what The Farm 51 added to its remake's uncut version to push regulators over the edge.

The PC version comes in Standard and Collector's editions priced at $19.99 and $29.99 respectively, with the latter including plenty of hellish swag. Shell out the extra $10 and you'll get stickers, postcards, a behind-the-scenes artbook, a making-of DVD, a ten-track soundtrack, and some in-game goodies too. The PS3 and 360 versions cost $29.99

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