I believe it was Elvis Costello who once said, “Vampires. You can never have too many vampires.” However, I am a raging alcoholic so I am not to be trusted when it comes to unverified claims. Nonetheless, I will stand by this statement as Biblical fact. Thankfully, it seems that Kalypso Media may be willing to agree with me here. Today the indie developer announced DARK , which allows you to play out your childhood dream of being a vampire from a futuristic city without all of that pesky sparkling.
DARK is a stealth action game with RPG elements that lets you slip into the role of the ultimate killer… a vampire. Stalk you enemies from the shadows then use powerful vampire abilities to attack and silently dispatch them! The exciting story of DARK immerses you in a world full of blood and darkness in which the hunter can become the hunted at any time. As you unravel the mystery behind the global conglomerate that seems omnipresent and all-powerful, continually improve your character by developing powerful skills to aid you in remaining unobserved, or make quick process of those unfortunate to take too keen an interest in you.
I can’t recall playing through a vampire-centric game since the days of Vampire: The Masquerade. That game is held in such high regard it’s rumored that, every time someone mentions it, you can guarantee that it’s being reinstalled somewhere else, and I’m more than willing to look into the genre again.
Hopefully DARK will be able to reinvigorate the genre when it hits the Xbox 360 and PC come early 2013.