Vampire fans rejoice, because top-down open world survival RPG V Rising is back, and Stunlock Studios has some brand new info and footage to share with us this week! Here’s what we’ve learned from the recent blog post.
New Gameplay Footage Looks Great
A new gameplay trailer has emerged, and V Rising is looking better than ever. For the unlearned, in V Rising, you play as a vampire, looking to restore yourself and land to its former glory. Play with comrades online and delve into a dark fantasy open-world where you hunt for prey to survive, rediscover old magic, and raise a castle worthy of your greatness. Players can expect crafting, building, high octane PvE, PvP, and skill shot-based combat.
Closed Beta Is Coming
A few months ago when we first received word about V Rising, an open beta was planned for 2021, but it looks like that has been delayed. Instead, Stunlock Studios have said that a very limited closed beta test will take place in late 2021, with a paid early access released scheduled for 2022.
Inspiration Came From Netflix’s Castlevania
The art-style, gameplay and atmosphere in V Rising looks superb. But where did the dev team get inspiration from?
“The team took inspiration from everything from classic gothic horror literature to Netflix’s Castlevania to create a world of conflict where vampires, humans, and mythical beasts co-exist in a delicate balance. We want to give players the full vampire experience of avoiding the burning sunlight, hunting for blood and building their castle. All this while competing against other players and being tracked by vampire hunters. This is our most ambitious game yet, and we can’t wait to reveal more information in the foreseeable future,” said Johan Ilves, Marketing Director at Stunlock Studios.
V Rising can now be wish-listed on Steam, and you can follow updates on their official blog here.