Much like zombies, vampires have become a pop-culture phenomenon, much to the chagrin of those who dislike the Twilight franchise. Thankfully, its sparkling bloodsuckers are not the norm, meaning that us core horror fans can attempt to overlook their existence by thinking of all of the great (and scary) vampire movies we’ve been treated to over the years. Of course, that list should also include quality video games featuring the coffin-sleeping night walkers. After all, Castlevania is one of the most iconic horror properties ever created, with its well-known Belmont clan rivaling the well-known fictional vampire hunter, Van Helsing.
After seeing the Belmonts reign supreme for decades, NeocoreGames went to work on a game that will bring Van Helsing’s bloodline to modern audiences. The downloadable result happens to be known as The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing – a game that will be released onto XBLA and PC sometime in the future.
Take a look at the first teaser trailer for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing below, then make sure to check out our previously published coverage, which details more of the game’s design philosophy.
BUDAPEST – May 30, 2012 – Independent developer NeocoreGames have tracked down the first-ever teaser trailer for recently announced The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, giving would-be monster hunters their first glimpse of the young Van Helsing, the brash and larger-than-life hero of the upcoming action-RPG title. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, is being developed for PC and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Featuring young Van Helsing, son of the famed monster hunter, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing sets players on a fantastical journey to Borgovia, a kingdom on the very edge Eastern Europe, and the perilous lands surrounding it. In a place where unexplainable technology and supernatural creatures are prevalent, players will take on the role of the romantically dark protagonist in this modernization of the legendary vampire killer. Featuring an immersive storyline, a memorable cast of characters, and a beautifully dark and gothic art style, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing looks to test the bravest hunters in Q4 2012.
Founded in 2005, NeocoreGames is a small development studio aiming to create high quality products. Best known for its King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame series, NeocoreGames also developed Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come and The King’s Crusade. After dabbling with various mixtures of RTS-RPGs and strategy games, the studio is venturing into the field of more traditional RPGs. Returning to independent development, NeocoreGames continues to expand its creativity and devotion to video games. For more on NeocoreGames, visit www.neocoregames.com.
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