Microsoft has opened its non-E3 showcase Xbox and Bethesda with a deeper look Redfall. Arkane Austin’s cooperative vampire shooter was due out this summer, but was postponed until the first half of next year. Meanwhile, many more details about the game have been revealed.

The first trailer of the gameplay begins with one of the characters that can be played, Layla, who explores a blood-soaked church on her own. In the attic, they hear a voice muttering. A vampire attacks, followed by several others. Shooter Jacob, one of Layla’s teammates, shows up to help.

Redfall is located on the island of the same name off the coast of Massachusetts. It is full of vampires and cultists who want to be transformed (ie known). The vampires blocked the sun and caused the tide to recede, making it impossible for those on the island to escape.

He has a brief look at the other two characters in the game: Engineer Remy, who has a killer companion, and Devinder, an expert on all sorts of scary things (or a cryptozoologist, if you like). Meanwhile, Layla has telekinetic powers, and Jacob has the ability to cover up. The different abilities of the characters can be improved.

As with Dishonored games, the hidden game will be to your advantage. “A huge emphasis on Redfall it was a solo experience, in line with Arkane’s passions, ”explains Arkane’s Austin studio and creative director Harvey Smith. said. “Redfall is an open world game, but can be played solo with any of the characters. The pace is becoming more exploratory; you can use intelligence and stealth to gather information about encounters and avoid enemies or let them go. ”

Vampires have a hierarchy that seems to range from grumbling to powerful bosses. There will be nests for clearing. Meanwhile, the cultists are ready to give their lives to protect the vampires. They will shoot on the spot.

Fortunately, you will have a rich arsenal to fight your enemies as you try to cleanse the island of evil. Some of the weapons have unique features. Along with the usual old weapons, you will have slightly more traditional weapons to defeat the vamp, including a launcher and UV beam.

Redfall comes to PC, Xbox consoles and Xbox Cloud Gaming in the first half of 2023.

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