Studio Arkane, the developer behind the critically acclaimed "Dishonored" and "Prey" series, has announced that its highly-anticipated new game, "Redfall," will be available starting May 2 for Xbox Series X/S consoles and PC through Game Pass on the day of launch.
The vampire-slaying "shooter" is an expansion of the "Dishonored" and "Prey" game formulas, and was developed with unpredictability and multiplayer in mind. "Redfall" was originally planned for summer 2022, but was pushed back in May 2022.
Bethesda, the publisher of the game, announced the delay in May 2022, saying that "The teams at Arkane Austin (Redfall) and Bethesda Game Studios (Starfield) have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them."
The Story of Redfall
Like other Arkane titles, "Redfall" depends on the player's choice to directly fight the vampires and capture the city of the same name, but their "stealth" approach will be rewarded, as well as smart use of equipment.
While the specifics of Redfall’s story are unknown, Bethesda has sketched out the basic plot. According to a reveal page for the game, Redfall is an island town that "used to be known for its quaint streets, breezy boardwalks and charming neighbourhoods.
Then the vampires moved in and ruined everything."
Open World and Character Choices
The concept of an open world is not completely new, as the game "Prey" also had it, but the choice of characters and online play are. It is possible to choose the character that best suits the player's play style, and in the co-op mode, four players can fight the villains together.
A certain tactic only works if it is implemented as a team. Players can expect a variety of weapons to choose from, as well as the ability to modify them. In addition to the main story, they will be able to perform side activities such as rescuing survivors.
Whether "Redfall" will live up to the reputation of the Arkana studio, it is still too early to say. But with its emphasis on player choice, open-world exploration and multiplayer, it's sure to offer a fresh and exciting experience for fans of the genre.