Redfall is a New Co-Op Open-World FPS with Vampires from Dishonored Developer Arkane

Redfall is a New Co-Op Open-World FPS with Vampires from Dishonored Developer Arkane

Matt Lorrigan

Microsoft and Bethesda have announced Redfall, a new co-op open-world shooter from Arkane, the developers behind Dishonored, and it's chock-full of vampires.

The game is set in the town of Redfall, which used to be a bustling and beautiful island community. That is, until the vampires moved in. They blocked out the sun, pushed back the tides, and walled off the island from the rest of society. It's up to you to take control of a lineup of unconventional heroes, each of which has their own abilities and strengths. The game can be played along or with up to four players in co-op.

“We wanted players to have an Arkane experience, but with the option of playing with friends this time,” says Co-Creative Director Ricardo Bare. “As a result, we thought going for heroes with strong personalities and distinctive backgrounds would make for a stronger game. We think players are going to enjoy not only the interaction of their various abilities as they fight the vampires, but also seeing their chemistry develop over time as they liberate Redfall.”

The game's vampires aren't the traditional kind. Crosses and garlic won't fend them off, and they certainly don't need an invitation to invade your home. But you'll still have access to plenty of tools to take them down, using specialised weaponry.

“Vampires are perennially fun, classical villains, because they’re ripe for every generation to reinvent and experience in a new light,” Bare continues. “In our case, Redfall vampires are science-inspired, triggered by biotech longevity experimentation.”

Redfall is coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC in Summer 2022. You can check out the reveal trailer down below.

  • I was hoping for an Arkane reveal the entire show. Dishonored 3 , Prey 2 or a new single player IP announcement would have blown me away. This very decidedly did not do the trick.

    I will reserve judgment until I see some actual gameplay footage, but this game's premise, snarky dialogue, art style and focus on co-op doesn't do anything for me personally. It just doesn't seem to play to any of Arkane's strengths whatsoever. Here's hoping a gameplay trailer will dispel those doubts.
  • L4D with vampires instead of zombies.

    VERY ORIGINAL and what we want as gamers said no one ever:
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