After announcing that the title monster-hunter extraordinaire was headed to Xbox One via December’s Games With Gold offerings, Microsoft and developer NeocoreGames have welcomed the launch of The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing on Microsoft’s flagship platform.
Billed as a gothic action RPG, fans of Blizzard’s prestigious Diablo series will instantly recognize the isometric viewpoint, user interface and general gameplay. Only instead of venturing through the depths of Hell, NeocoreGames’ title ships players off to the fantastical realm of Borgovia, where dark magic calls the fragile balance between man and beast into question.
For a rundown on some of the game mechanics included in The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing:
An Incredible Adventure – Play through a refreshingly unique story, spiced up with wry humor and snappy dialogue.
New Interface and Controls – Completely overhauled controls and user interface, made especially for Xbox One.
Detailed Level-up System – Customize your character through and decide which skills and abilities you’ll need for the hunt.
Multiplayer – You can team up with your friends in a four-player cooperative mode and become the greatest monster hunter of all time in competitive multiplayer modes.
Tower-Defense Mini-Game – Build and develop your hideout and place traps to defend it from waves of terrible monsters.
Rage System – Modify your skills on the spot with a unique power-up system.
Unique Companion System – Use the special abilities and tailor the skills of your remarkable follower, Lady Katarina.
The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing releases for Xbox One today, December 1. Those Xbox Live Gold Members will be able to download the gothic action RPG as part of December’s Games With Gold offerings. It’ll be available for the entirety of the month, too, meaning you have up until New Year’s Eve to pick up NeocoreGames’ mythical RPG.