HELLPIGS was the pre-release version of CODE NAME HELL SQUAD, which was published by Digital Dreams Entertainment (DDE) in 2000.
 Min. Requirements (planned): 68020 CPU, 2MB ram (1MB Chip + 1MB chip/fastram), 4x CDROM drive.
Utilises if Available (planned): AGA chipset, extra chipram/fastram, faster CPU or CDROM drive.
 HELLPIGS was to be released on 2 CDs with the following features:
- full audio speech (2MB chipram required)
- full motion video (AGA Chipset, 2MB chip/4MB fastram required)
- complete rotoscoped characters with full animated actions covering thousands of scenarios
- superb hand-drawn backdrops with full animated interactions
- 4 play Grunt Mode for maximum infiltration
- extremely complex and logical plot-based puzzle solving
- extremely violent & action-based combat sequences with alien warfare and adult-orientated humorous language & dialogue (prompting a voluntary 18 certificate from publisher Vulcan back in '97)
- multilanguage support
[Source: Vulcan website, courtesy of the Internet Archive]
 HELLPIGS began life circa 1995 and was developed initially by Classica Entertainment, who was led by main coder Damir Petkovic. In 1996, Classica signed a deal with Vulcan to publish the game. Initially, Vulcan had planned to release the game on both CD and floppy. The cut-down floppy release (minus FMV and other extras) was going to be a staggering 22 disks, but the idea was later scrapped when they decided that all their future game releases should be CD only.
The game was scheduled for release by Vulcan in 1997/98, but Classica Entertainment reportedly cancelled the game after trading the games industry for the TV industry to make commercials [Source: Paul Carrington (Vulcan), Amiga Nutta IRC Conference; courtesy of the Internet Archive].
The saga didn't end there, however. After Vulcan left the Amiga market in late 1998, upcoming Amiga developers Digital Dreams Entertainment (DDE) struck a deal with former lead coder Damir Petkovic to resurrect the game. [Source: Raymond Cindric (DDE) interview, courtesy of Digital Amiga Dream]
DDE renamed the game to CODE NAME HELL SQUAD and put the finishing touches on the near-complete project by adding a cinema-style intro, which they filmed themselves. The game finally saw the light of day when DDE published it themselves in 2000.
 HELLPIGS (slideshow demo) is available on Aminet HERE (dir: pix/illu/aahelgfx.lha) and requires at least 2MB ram.
 Previews of HELLPIGS appeared in:
- Amiga Format (Issue 92, Xmas 96, p33)
- Amiga Computing (Issue 109, Feb 97, p66)
- Amiga Flame (Mar 97)
- Amiga Computing (Issue 112, May 97, p82)
- Amiga Flame (Sept 97)
- CU Amiga (June 97, p39)
- Amiga Format (Issue 98, June 97, p30)