There’s even on-line PvE and PvP, if you need it

V Rising caught my eye with its discuss of changing into a vampire lord, elevating up a castle, heading off supernatural creatures and vampire hunters, and combating alongside different gamers. Oh, and the title cracks me up. Let’s simply say that after I consider “V,” my thoughts does not instantly go to Dracula.

The PC action-adventure game popped up on Steam this week — no launch date simply but — however the developer, Stunlock Studios, says it is planning a beta “later this year.” You would possibly acknowledge that identify from Battlerite if you have vivid recollections of the MOBA and/or area brawler craze within the final decade.

While the trailer is not that significant on its own, there are screenshots, too. You get your own horse!

PvP in V Rising.Coming off of one thing as combat-focused as Battlerite, I’ll have excessive expectations for these vampire duels.

At a look, V Rising appears like an isometric point-and-click action-RPG — however really, we’ll use WASD controls for motion and cursor-based aiming for skill-shots, in response to Stunlock. In the context of an area brawler like Battlerite, that gameplay type makes complete sense right here. It ought to really feel good.

It additionally is smart for a game that may be performed “solo” however contains help for PvE and PvP. This subsequent half can be a deal-breaker for the “single-player-only, no exceptions” crowd, however you can staff as much as combat beasts in co-op and raid different gamers’ castles in V Rising. As for the base-building facet, you’ll acquire sources and loot throughout your blood-starved exploits, and “grow your army of vampires.”

“We want to give players the full vampire experience of avoiding the burning sunlight, hunting for blood, and building their castle,” stated advertising director Johan Ilves. “All this while competing against other players and being tracked by vampire hunters.” He additionally referred to as it their “most ambitious game yet.”

Again, the trailer is extra mood-setting than something, and the screens aren’t tremendous telling both. That stated, I like the thought of this game. While there are many methods it might fall quick, I’ll be retaining tabs.