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Bethesda and Arkane Austin has showcased the first gameplay from their upcoming vampire co-op shooter Redfall.
This one opened the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, and gave us our first look at some vampire-slaying action. You’ll play as one of four heroes, each with their own special skills to take on the creatures of the night. Layla has telekinetic powers, while Jacob has a vampiric eye and a raven buddy. Third up is Remi, a combat engineer with a robot named Bribon and finally Devinder as the squad’s cryptozoologist & inventor.
Despite appearances, however, the game isn’t a team-only affair. In fact, creative director Harvey Smith explains that the intention is for the game to be fully playable on your own. “A huge emphasis for Redfall has been the solo experience, in keeping with Arkane’s passions. Redfall is an open world game, but it can be soloed with any of the heroes. The pace becomes more exploratory; you can use recon and stealth to gather info on encounters and avoid enemies or get the drop on them.”
Of course, the vampires aren’t your traditional bloodsuckers either. We’re told to expect a range of powers and abilities, with the vamps even having their own power structure. They’ll start with low level minions, and get more powerful and deadly the further up the chain, though Arkane are keeping a lid on exactly how for now.
For now, you can check out the Redfall gameplay trailer for yourself down below. Another victim of a recent delay, Redfall isn’t expected until 2023. But it’ll land on Xbox Series X|S and PC when it does.