Hellboy is ready and able

Thursday 11 May 2006
Konami will be bringing comic-book hero Hellboy to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSP next year and has released the first few shots of the brand new game.

Created by comic writer Mike Mignola and developed by Krome Studios, Hellboy is a demon summoned from hell by the Nazi's but then captured by the US military and raised by their Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence.

Since then he has become the world's greatest paranormal investigator, protecting mankind from the dangers of the underworld. His unique powers include huge physical strength and agility, as well as being in possession of the Right Hand of Doom - a huge fist seemingly made of stone. You can see just how powerful this guy looks from the screen below and by clicking on the images tab above for more pics.

Above: Hellboy was summoned from hell, but then captured and raised by the US military

Konami's game sees Hellboy attempting to undermine a plot for world domination hatched by the unhinged Hermann von Klempt. To do this he must battle past the evil madman's many minions in this brawling action game.

Gamers will be able to unleash Hellboy's power in a series of devastating combos and also interact with the environment- smashing walls to split up hordes of enemies or using the rubble in his attacks.

The game will also allow for two-player cooperative play as Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman will appear in the game as playable characters.