Hades launches August 13 on PS4 and PS5

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Hades launches August 13 on PS4 and PS5

The Game-of-the-Year-winning rogue-like dungeon crawler is coming soon to PlayStation.

It’s been a while, PlayStation Nation! Last you saw my name ‘round these parts, we were just about to launch our third game, Pyre. Fast forward a million years later (OK, more like four years later), and it’s my great pleasure to announce that our Game of the Year-winning rogue-like dungeon crawler, Hades, is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles on August 13! Here’s a quick look at it:

Hades launches August 13 on PS4 and PS5

Hades is the fourth game from our studio, and combines the best aspects of our past critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. Playing as the immortal Prince of the Greek Underworld, you’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.

We were absolutely blown away by the initial response to Hades, which was named 2020’s Game of the Year by more than 50 sources. We were incredibly honored to be in contention for the year’s biggest accolades alongside a number of outstanding PlayStation titles, and we’re thrilled to have Hades join them on PlayStation soon.

If you’re familiar with Hades, you might be wondering what’s different about the PlayStation versions. The PlayStation 5 version runs at 4K at a target 60 frames per second, whereas the PS4 version runs at 1080p at a target 60fps. On the PS5, the 4K visuals really bring out all the wonderful detail our art team put into the hand-painted characters and environments. 

We also take advantage of the DualSense controller’s immersive haptic feedback in certain cases, such as when you go to pet the notorious hound of hell, Cerberus. It’s a fine way of cheering yourself up a bit between escape attempts, and you’ll practically feel his breath as you pet him (especially if you keep the trigger held!). Also, later in the game, you’ll gain the ability to summon aid from certain companions, and the quick, high-intensity pulses on the Left Trigger will reassure you help is immediately on the way. Both the PS4 and PS5 versions of Hades also feature little details with the controller’s light bar, which will match the color scheme of any Olympian god you’re interacting with. Plus, there are 50 Trophies waiting to be unlocked, including a shiny Platinum if you can get all the rest.

I also wanted to mention that, in addition to the digital versions slated for August 13, physical editions published by Private Division will be available at launch. These new boxed versions of Hades include a complimentary download code for the Hades Original Soundtrack, featuring two and a half hours of blood-pumping music by Darren Korb, and a 32-page full-color character compendium booklet with artwork from the game by Jen Zee. The first pressing of these versions also features a unique foil cover! Note that both the retail and digital PlayStation 4 versions of Hades include a free upgrade to the digital PlayStation 5 version.

We really appreciate your interest and patience as we put the finishing touches on Hades before it launches on PlayStation. Our small team put everything we had into this game, and we’ve focused on making sure these new versions for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 look and feel terrific on each console. We love hearing from both new and returning players, so do let us know what you think if you get a chance to give Hades a shot! Thank you for your support, and good luck getting out of Hell!

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  • Day.



    I’ve been drooling over this game for so long. I’m grateful I’ll be able to experience it!

  • Welp, looks like I’ll be quadruple dipping.

    First was EGS, second was Switch digital and third was Switch physical. lmao

    Here we go again!

    • Thank you very much for your support…! That’s very generous of you, and we hope you enjoy the PlayStation version as much as ever!

  • “We also take advantage of the DualSense controller’s immersive haptic feedback in certain cases, such as when you go to pet the notorious hound of hell, Cerberus.”

    Yep, insta-buy.

  • Loved all your previous games from Transistor, Pyre and Bastion, so I’m really thrilled to see Hades now turning up! 100% purchase from me. :)

  • Just to clarify, is the PS4 Pro version also 1080p with the standard PS4?

  • Is there cross save like switch and pc?

  • Thanks for bringing the game to Playstation :) definitely buying it!

  • Super excited for this! Is there any chance of a 120fps mode for the PS5 version? 4K will be nice but 120fps (even at a lower resolution) would be a way bigger upgrade for me.

    • Hey, due to the way the 2D artwork and animation is authored in Hades, the game is optimized for 60fps specifically.

  • Day one buy

  • Very much looking forward to this. Thank you for your hard work in bringing your superb games to PlayStation, from Bastion to Hades 😁

  • Great game! Purchased it on Switch and PC. Too bad the cross save feature doesn’t work but gives me another excuse to play it again on PS5.

  • Amazing! I can’t wait to play through Hades on my PS5.

  • It will be my second time buying this. I need that Platinum! I like the sound of the DualSense features.

  • TheRaddestSkater

    Hey Greg! I just preordered for the PS5 and I’m super excited! Is there any fix on the way for the save glitch for Transistor on PS5 though??

  • 3rd purchase for me- first 2 being PC and switch- can’t wait! Cross save would be awesome.

  • Congrats on the upcoming PS release. I’ve been looking forward to this coming to PlayStation!

    Bastion was amazing
    Transistor was amazing
    Pyre was amazing.

    Hades’ accolades on PC just reiterate what we already know: Supergiant gives masterclasses in game development, and I’m excited to play their fourth entry on the PS5!

    …and download yet ANOTHER Darren Korb soundtrack.

  • This will be my 3rd purchase of Hades. I have bought the digital & physical Switch version.
    If I pre-order the digital PS4 version of Hades, will I be able to get the free upgrade for the PS5 version of Hades when it launch?
    The PS4 & PS5 versions of Hades have their separate in the PSN Store.

    • Thanks so much for your support!

      “If I pre-order the digital PS4 version of Hades, will I be able to get the free upgrade for the PS5 version of Hades when it launch?” — Yes, you will!

  • Played it on Steam and i must say this is your best game so far!

  • Please fix Transistor on PS5 🙏

    Will be picking up Hades day one 👌🏻

  • Hands down one of the best games i’ve ever played. Finished it last week on steam. Now can’t wait to platinum it on PS5! Day one buy

  • Wow finally !
    Time to play the indie darling that beat my GOTY of 2020- TLOU2 ! :P
    Anyways, looking forward to getting my hands on your software guys !
    Much much love from India !

  • I tried this out on my cousins computer this is a must buy for me

  • It’s about time! I thought it was a real slight that they put the game on the switch and pc first considering their last 3 games launched on playstation. Better than never. Very psyched for this on Ps5!

    • Sorry. I may have replied to the wrong comment.. I’m glad to know that you’re excited about the release as well!

  • This is an automatic Day 1 buy for me. Thank you finally bringing this to PS. Any chance we’ll get a physical for Pyre? I would buy that in a heartbeat.

  • After 170 hours and 162 Escape attempts, I am more than ready to go through it all again for PS4. My heart stopped when I went through Hades videos and interviews, only to realise that I never felt Cerberus’ breath through my vibration deprived Switch Lite. I’m so excited to feel how the vibration will enhance the game on PS4!

    One question I have about Hades, after you complete the ten runs and see the credits, can you ever make it back to the final section? I’m keeping this vague in case of spoilers, but that final area is utterly gorgeous, with colours that feel alive and music that perfectly captures the wonder of the area. I hope Zagreus can eventually see it again, though if that’s not the case I’ll be more than happy to see it again on a new run for PS4. All the best!

    • Hey, thanks so much for playing!! Great to hear you’ve been enjoying it.

      In regards to your question, there’s no going back. Among the reasons, we wanted it to have the wistful feel of the memory of a nice vacation.

  • Can’t wait to play it

  • I won’t be getting this… but only because I’ve already pumped 300+ hours into the game on PC :-D

    Awesome game! Can’t recommend enough!

  • Took you long enough. Maybe next time don’t lock out two platforms for the Switch and PC, that was incredibly not cool.

    • As a team of about 20 people, launching our games on many platforms simultaneously has never really been an option. Translating games to different platforms is usually not a quick or easy process, and it requires focus to be done well.

      “Why don’t you just hire more people?” — while we could do this, our relatively small team size is a vital part of how we operate, so we choose to remain small. Overall this is the kind of trade-off we’re willing to make to be able to create the kinds of games we want to make. We appreciate your understanding here.

    • Entitled much? Not cool.

    • I’m sure you have no problem when an indie game launches on PlayStation before other platforms huh.

    • @alvinphatong

      If having an opinion and expressing an opinion is entitlement, then yes. Otherwise you have no leg to stand on. Therefore get to the back of the line.


      Neither here nor there, considering I said “two platforms”. PlayStation is only one platform, xbox is the other. I’m sure switch and PC users would express similar discontent. Oh wait, I am a PC and Switch user. Clearly I just wanted to play this on my PS5. Imagine that.

    • @KazeEternal
      “get to the back of the line”. Wow I hope you’re not this condescending to others irl.

      Besides, Greg Kasavin himself already schooled you, so there’s no need for me to even be in this “line” anymore lol

  • Hello there, big fan here!

    Will there be an update for Hades on PC to support Haptic Feedback/Adaptive Trigger features when using the PS5’s DualSense controller? (Similar to how Metro Exodus was able to fully utilize the DualSense’s features on PC.)

    If not, this would be great for PS5 owners who already have Hades on the PC!

  • So happy to finally see this coming to PlayStation. Glad I don’t have to go through Limited Run this time either to get a physical copy of one of your games as they take almost a year to ship something out. Already own it on Switch but got my physical copy pre-ordered on PlayStation already.

  • I’ve been eagerly waiting for the newest game from my favorite studio to make its way to my favorite console. PS5 version, here I come!

    Now…will I be able to add the Hades Platinum to my other three Supergiant Platinums? I haven’t had much luck with rogue -likes/-lites in the past, but I’m gonna give this one all I’ve got!

  • Played all your games, loved them all, Hades coming to ps5 is some of the best news for the console in a long time :D

  • More than double the price that’s on PC right now and costs 1$ to get for 3 months on gamepass. I won’t support this weird pricing and artificial delay.

    • “weird pricing”, dude it’s been $25 this whole time ever since it was released in November on PC. Having put in over 150 into it, $25 was such a steal for me.
      But yes, it is a great thing that this game is coming to GamePass, so if that’s where you’re gonna play it on, have fun

    • Honestly, then don’t play it. It takes time and effort to port a game.

      Just because MS decided to put out a gamepass to devalue games and make people like you think all games should be under $1, no developers in their right mind would do that, and that’s exactly why I hate gamepass so much, some developers put their games on gamepass and don’t know how it would hurt them and the whole industry in the long run.

  • Bought a Switch for this! 500 or so runs in and still playing lol

  • All do respect, there’s no reason this shouldn’t have launched day and date with the Steam and Switch versions. Don’t treat us like children or idiots.

  • Yes!! 😄 I’m EXTREMELY hyped for this! I love indies but I’ve never played any of the Supergiant games yet, and this’ll be my first. So excited to finally play this masterpiece of a game! I knew it was coming to consoles some time, can’t wait for August!

  • Would have LOVED to play this on PlayStation Vita, but I’ll take it on PS4.

  • I don’t know if my comment posted, so I’m leaving this one here, just in case.

    Thank you so much! You made my night with your reply! While it’s sad to know that that area can’t be revisited, it is so beautiful to know the reasoning behind it. Also, with all of the time I have spent on the game, it is so amazing that there are still lines and scenes that I’ve never seen before. I love how every Pact of Punishment condition, every bottle gifted, every item from the House Contractor is mentioned or addressed in some way by various characters. The music alone deserves far more praise than I’ll have space to post about, but I love how perfectly Orpheus and Euridice’s voices meld together and how Charon’s theme can be so calming yet unnerving, only for it to become so gloriously perfect in his fight theme. I’m honestly alarmed that I didn’t mention this in my first comment, but I honestly have to thank you for how beautiful of a game Hades is to play. This was my first Supergiantgames experience and it utterly blew me away with the amount of love, thought and sheer artistry it was imbued with. I don’t know that I could ever have enough words to say how much I love this game. All I can do is thank you all for this incredible experience that Hades was. Thank you all so much.

  • have 70 hours on steam. I will 100% buy it again on PS5 for my wife, she hates sitting close at a monitor and playing with a mouse and keyboard

  • Will base ps4 have 60 fps?

  • Such a good game. Really glad this is coming to Playstation now, but I am really disappointed there is no cross-save compatibility.
    I do not want to have to start the game all over.

  • My prayers have been answered, ever since i bought Hades for my switch when it went on sale, i was hoping and praying it will one day come to Playstation.

    Cant wait to sink many more hours into Hades on my PS5.

  • Boy. They sure took their time.

  • Thx, i will check it out!! It looks great!!

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