PERISH is now officially on consoles!

PERISH is now officially on consoles!

Controller-dwellers join the frayed journey toward the judgment of King Minos

Giebelstadt, Germany / Brighton, UK. 15th April 2024: ​ Controller-dwellers need fear no shame, neither of keyboard nor mouse, as they join the frayed journey towards the judgment of King Minos. PERISH, the stylish 1-4 player FPS adventure set in the haunting realm of Purgatory, is available today on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The game invites players to embark on an epic journey through ancient mythologies, battling hordes of creatures and colossal deities to unlock the secrets of Elysium.

In PERISH, players assume the role of Amyetri, corporeal spirits trapped in Purgatory. Tasked with initiating the Rites of Orpheus, players must slay Chthonic deities and navigate treacherous landscapes to reach Elysium. With its gripping online co-op campaign, magnificent boss fights, and a diverse array of handcrafted weapons, PERISH offers a fresh and exhilarating gaming experience for players seeking thrills and challenges.


  • Gripping online co-op campaign: Team up with friends to battle through diverse environments inspired by ancient mythologies.
  • Magnificent boss fights: Take on rare and unexplored colossal deities in intense battles of skill and strategy.
  • Handcrafted weapons: Choose from a wide array of weapons, each with unique offensive capabilities and upgrade options.
  • Intense combat: Engage in brutal, blood-soaked combat against enemies with distinctive battle behaviors.

Free Update for the Steam Version:

In addition to the console release, Item42 is pleased to announce a free update for the Steam version of PERISH. Apart from fixes and improvements, this update will introduce a new exclusive skin for Steam players, who can now escape Purgatory as King Minos himself!

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PERISH is now available for purchase on ​ PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox X|S for $19.99/€19.99, offering players a chance to embark on an unforgettable journey through Purgatory. On PC PERISH is available via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG at the same price. For more information, follow @ITEM42 and @Handy_Games on X, join fellow souls on their way to Elysium on Discord, and check out the official PERISH website and our PRESS KIT.

About ITEM42

ITEM42 is a development studio headed by brothers Regan and Bret Ware from Brighton, UK. The duo strives to make unique and inspiring game worlds using their years of programming and art experience from clients as diverse as ISG and Spotify to Jaguar Land Rover. PERISH, the studio’s first project features an original heavy metal soundtrack to perfectly pair with the game’s dark, mythological universe.



About HandyGames

HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic Company and part of the Embracer Group Family. We operate as an international indie game and premium mobile game publisher and developer for a global community of gamers.

Games are our passion. Since our founding at the turn of the millennium, we have been steadily evolving our company and portfolio to publish and produce award-winning titles for cutting-edge consoles, PC, and VR, as well as premium mobile games from great teams around the world.

We are proud of our ever-growing and colorful portfolio - from hilarious games for the whole family to deep and sometimes dark topics presented in an interactive format. Games are and always will be entertainment media, but we firmly believe they are capable of much more.

HandyGames is at home in beautiful Giebelstadt in Northern Bavaria, close to the Franconian university and city of Würzburg and a proud part of the German and European gaming scene. Always on track towards lasting growth, we have significantly expanded our office space to create room for up to 120 colleagues and look forward to continuing to successfully shape the future of the international games industry as a sustainable employer.

As a team, we stand united against any form of discrimination. Regardless of sexual, cultural, or ethnic identity, we try to ensure that everyone feels welcome at HandyGames. It is very important to us to help new colleagues who move to our beautiful Franconian home to find like-minded interest groups, even outside their work environment.
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