Bethesda’s upcoming vampire shooter redfall is now out May 2. redfall was originally postponed last year, next Star fieldto the first half of 2023. Microsoft and Bethesda are now committing to a May 2 release date, and it will be available exclusively on Xbox Series S and X and PC.
We got to see a fair amount of gameplay footage for redfallof the team behind it dishonoredduring the Xbox and Bethesda showcase last year, and today’s Developer Direct stream has offered even more.
We were given a brief look at a lighthouse story mission, where you fight through enemies and vampires known as the Shroud, who can shift through the floor to avoid taking damage. The gameplay included a moment where you must defeat vampires in the blood-stained walls of a house and use combat bots to distract and take down enemies.
We also saw vampire nests that change every time you step inside. This fight involved three other players who wanted to destroy a heart to kill the vampire nest. There are similar groups of enemies all over the island. Outside of the main missions, there are also side missions, some of which involve finding safe houses.
redfall offers the usual range of shotguns and sniper rifles but you can also attach vampire inserts which are customizable. Bosses also have unique abilities, including shields, which should make combat more challenging.
The story for Arkane’s co-op shooter is largely unknown at this point, but redfall is an island city ruined by vampires created from a science experiment. You get to play as one of four characters, each with their own backstory and abilities with unique ability upgrades.
redfall made comparisons Left 4 dead with vampires instead of zombies, but Arkane creative director Ricardo Bare revealed earlier this month that the game is “more like loading into Distant cry.”
redfall launches exclusively on Xbox Series X/S and PC on May 2 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one.