Abandon all hope
Madmind Studios’ take on hell is something that has intrigued us for years now. Its gory depiction of the underworld — all made up of teeth and viscera and tortured souls — is so uniquely promising that the setting very well might steal the spotlight from the rest of Agony. We’ll find out soon enough.
It was announced today that Agony will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 29. There’s still plenty of mystery surrounding it though. Apart from traversing hell and possessing demons, it’s almost entirely unclear as to what’s actually Agony‘s larger goal. We just know it’ll be creative in whatever direction it veers.
There’s also an interesting (and completely expected) controversy surrounding Agony‘s content. As Madmind recently posted on Kickstarter, the developer has been working with various ratings boards across the world to get Agony bumped down to a “Mature” rating instead of the “Adults Only” designation it originally had. This is the only way Madmind would be able to release on PS4 and Xbox One. However, the developer promises an optional patch for PC that re-adds whatever needed to be taken out to placate the classification boards.