A gothic open-world survival game for PC
V Rising is a premium action title made by developer Stunlock Studios for PC. In this open-world survival game, players will take control of a newly awakened vampire and they are tasked with hunting for blood to help recover strength and evade the sun to survive.
Compared to other gothic, vampire-themed games like Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 or Vampyr, V Rising plays more like an action RPG with its third-person top-down perspective. The core gameplay also has players focus more on open-world exploration and survival as they avoid succumbing to the ray of the sun.
What is it about?
In V Rising, you take on the role of a vampire who has awakened from centuries of slumber. However, the long passage of time has left you in a weakened state and you will need to hunt for blood in order to regain your strength back. Be wary of the danger that the scorching sun presents while you keep to the shadows and hunt nearby settlements for your nourishment.
On your quest to regain your strength and powers back, V Rising will also have you gather resources and gain knowledge to help you build a castle to call home. Use it to store your loot and house the army of darkness you'll recruit throughout your journey. You'll need to fortify it to defend against outsiders looking to invade and pillage it, as well.
Play solo or forge allegiances with your fellow vampires to help you face and defeat powerful creatures and humans. You can also go the opposite route and raid other castles to gain more power and loot. With all of that being said, you will have to wait further before you get to play this game since it is not out yet and there is no exact release date either.
An intriguing action survival vampire game
V Rising is looking to be a rather intriguing new vampire game that might be worth keeping tabs on. It has more of an action RPG vibe to it but seems to offer far deeper mechanics in terms of gameplay. The survival elements will also provide a nice challenge to go along with the action. If you're a fan of this subgenre, stay tuned for more updates and developments.