There’s a lot of survival games out there, but I’m pretty sure that Stunlock Studios, the team behind open world vampire survival adventure V Rising (and creators of Battlerite), had a very unique idea when they decided to make the vampires the star of the show in their upcoming title, instead of giving us control of boring normal humans. After all, vampires are pretty powerful beings in most works that feature them, but at the same time have very specific weaknesses that can give a survival game a perfect framework to work with.
Why am I blabbing on about this? Well, V Rising has been in closed beta for a while, but the developers are confident it’s time to share it with a wider audience, and have just revealed a May 17th Early Access release date. If you haven’t been able to participate in the beta don’t worry because there’s still some time to get into it (just sign up at this link and hope for the best).
A Vampire Survival Experience
Awaken as a weakened vampire after centuries of slumber. Hunt for blood in nearby settlements to regain your strength while hiding from the scorching sun to survive. Rebuild your castle and convert humans into your loyal servants in a quest to raise your vampire empire. Make allies online, fend off holy soldiers, and wage war against other players in a world of conflict.
Will you become the next Dracula?
A Gothic Open-World
Explore a vast world teeming with mythical beings and danger. Travel through lush forests, open countryside, and dark dungeons to discover valuable resources, meeting friends and foes alike along the way. Traverse the world with vampire comrades or hunt solo as you pillage villages, raid bandits, and wander into the domains of supernatural beasts.
Fear the light – Rule the night
Stick to the shadows during the daytime, or the burning sunlight will turn you to ashes. Roam the night and prey on your victims in the darkness. As a vampire, you must quench your bloodlust and plan your strategies around the day/night cycle.
Raise your Castle
Gather resources and discover ancient techniques to gain dark powers. Use your newly acquired knowledge to build a castle where you can store your loot and grow your army of darkness. Personalize your domain, exhibit your vampiric style and make sure to craft coffins for servants and friends. Strengthen your castle while the threat from other players is rising.
Compete or Cooperate
Travel alone or explore the world with friends. Fighting side by side with other vampires will give you an advantage in your battle against the strongest creatures and most powerful humans. Raid other players’ castles or play the diplomat in the game of blood, power, and betrayal. Compete or cooperate – the choice is yours.
Master your Vampire
Learn and master an arsenal of deadly weapons and unholy abilities. In V Rising, you aim skill-shots and dodge projectiles using precise WASD controls and cursor-based aiming – no click to move. Tailor your play-style by combining melee or range weapons with a variety of powerful spell kits. Master your skills and unleash your wicked powers.