V Rising Is Battle Royale With Vampires

V Rising Is Battle Royale With Vampires

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Stunlock Studios has revealed V Rising, a battle royale starring playable vampires that will have players feasting on each other's necks to stay alive. V Rising will allow players to customizer their own castles, join clans with friends, and infect humans with vampirism to grow their bloodsucking empires.

In V Rising, the ever-closing circle seen in all battle royale is represented by sunlight (of course). As players fight to survive, they can explore an open world featuring PvP and PvE combat and encounters, including supernatural creatures. Players can learn new abilities and develop crafting tables at home, which can be staffed by their human assistants or newly converted vampires. The choice is yours, says Stunlock Studios.

Johan Ilves, Marketing Director at Stunlock Studios, had this to say about the game's inspiration and direction:

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.

V Rising will enter beta on PC later this year. Stunlock Studios (more like Sunblock, am I right?) invites players to sign up now for their chance to be invited to participate in 2021 and beyond. 

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