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Helheim Hassle now available on Switch

A comedic and macabre adventure

Norway-based developer Perfectly Paranormal is pleased to announce that their new body desecration puzzle-platformer Helheim Hassle is out today on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC (Steam); with the PlayStation 4 version coming a little later this year.

Helheim Hassle is a comedic yet macabre narrative adventure game, from the same universe as previous hit Manual Samuel, that is as much about friendship as it is about body parts. You play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking who hates the idea of dying and going to Valhalla (who then ends up dying and getting taken to Valhalla) as he seeks to negotiate his way out while helping the mysterious Pesto on a quest to retrieve a certain magical item... In return, Pesto will try to grant Bjørn a permanent residence in Helheim - what a hassle!

Players will be tasked with completing up to 70 quests over 14 levels, requiring the use of all manner of different body part combos to complete the game’s unique puzzle-platforming challenges. On this adventure, players will come into contact with 80 different characters from all walks of life (and death) ranging from frustrated god souls, bear ghosts, dragons, elves, dwarves and blue-collar goblins; all voiced by 24 professional voice actors delivering 3,700 lines of spoken dialogue!

“Woohoo! Helheim Hassle is out, finally! This has been the weirdest year we’ve ever had and with the next game in the Tuesday Trilogy, things are about to get a whole lot weirder,“ said Ozan Drosdal, Creative Lead at Perfectly Paranormal. ”Helheim Hassle takes the wackiness of Manual Samuel and adds a whole load more gameplay, puzzles and story - we think ya’ll are gonna love it.”

Free Helheim Hassle demo is available now on Switch

Give the game a try today!

Manual Samuel developer Perfectly Paranormal’s upcoming limb defiling, body desecrating puzzle-platformer adventure - Helheim Hassle has got a free demo available to download today on PC via Steam and the Nintendo Switch on the eShop. If you’ve been itching to try out the latest title from the minds of Manual Samuel, then now is the time! The full game will be released on Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on August 18th. A PlayStation 4 version is also coming a little later in 2020.

Helheim Hassle is a comedic yet macabre narrative adventure game, from the same universe as their previous hit Manual Samuel, that is as much about friendship as it is about body parts. You play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking who hates the idea of dying and going to Valhalla (who then ends up dying and getting taken to Valhalla) as he seeks to negotiate his way out while helping the mysterious Pesto on a quest to retrieve a certain magical item... In return, Pesto will try to grant Bjørn a permanent residence in Helheim - what a hassle!

This demo is a preview of the madness you might come to see in Helheim Hassle. Witness the mood of the world, meet some main characters, deal with a few goblins and dip your toes in some Puzzles. But don't detach your toes yet, that comes in the full version; which features up to 70 quests across 14 levels, requiring the use of all manner of different body part combos to complete the game’s unique puzzle-platforming challenges.

Watch the brand new humourous developer commentary video for Helheim Hassle

A Hell of a good time

Norway-based developer Perfectly Paranormal today released a new developer commentary video featuring some whimsical advice on how to handle some of the dilemas players face in Helheim Hassle. Going to the gym is hard, especially if no one is pulling their weight. Sometimes all you need is a nudge from a dead viking who can detach their limbs and throw them. This is all in a day's work in the wonderful world of Helheim Hassle! that will launch this year on PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Helheim Hassle is a macabre narrative adventure game, from the same universe as previous hit Manual Samuel, that is as much about friendship as it is about body parts. You play as Bjørn, a pacifist viking who hates the idea of dying and going to Valhalla (who then ends up dying and getting taken to Valhalla) as he seeks to negotiate his way out while helping the mysterious Pesto on a quest to retrieve a certain magical item... In return, Pesto will try to grant Bjørn a permanent residence in Helheim - what a hassle!

Players will be tasked with completing up to 70 quests over 14 levels, requiring the use of all manner of different body part combos to complete the game’s unique puzzle platforming challenges. On this adventure, players will come into contact with 80 different characters from all walks of life (and death) ranging from frustrated god souls, bear ghosts, dragons, elves, dwarves and blue-collar goblins; all voiced by 24 professional voice actors delivering 3,700 lines of spoken dialogue!

Helheim Hassle explains why the game doesn't have co-op

A solo affair...sort of

Perfectly Paranormal previously released Manual Samuel on the Switch, and their follow-up to that game is the upcoming
Helheim Hassle. While Manual Samuel allowed for co-op, Helheim Hassle does not. In an interview with Gamespew, creative lead Ozan Drøsdal explains why that is.

We talked about it and it would certainly be possible, however with static puzzles and never being in a position where you need to do several things at once, we didn’t see the point. But looking at it another way, puzzle platformers are co-op games by nature. Your friend can tell you to try flinging your leg on something while watching you play, and we feel that is co-op enough when solving puzzles. They don’t need to be in control of said leg as well.

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