Hellrule is an upcoming auto-runner game from independent developer Pedrocorp where players will take control of a dapperly dressed gentlemen who comes equipped with a razor-sharp umbrella for slicing up his foes. The game will be available for both iOS and Android with a target release date of either late 2019 or early 2020.
The developer says the game draws inspiration from older games such as Ghosts and Goblins and Castlevania. You can definitely see this in the screenshots with the fairly gloomy aesthetic Hellrule possesses. Plus the giant goat head that attacks by throwing eyeballs at you is very Castlevania.
The gameplay itself will, naturally, involve running continuously throughout the level jumping and double jumping to overcome various obstacles. Any enemies you come across you'll have to correctly time a quick slash with your sword/umbrella hybrid to cut them in half.
You'll also be able to stop running to avoid certain obstacles too by ducking down. This will hold the gentlemen in this position and will pause his relentless charge. You'll have to make use of this mechanic to avoid obstacles that you can't slice open or leap over.
You'll also have to chase down and cut down several bosses too. Such as the aforementioned floating goat head that slings giant eyes at you. There's also some kind of rocky ogre fellow you'll have to contend with too.
Hellrule will be available for both iOS and Android when it eventually releases. The developer is aiming for either a late 2019 or early 2020 release date.