Van Helsing’s Adventures Include Ghost Companion

By Jim Rossignol on April 29th, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing may or maybe not actually be incredible, and they are ARPG quests rather than conventional adventures, but there’s one thing that we can say for sure: he’s going to have a handsome lady-ghost companion named Katarina. What does she want? She wants to make monsters pop into the constituent loots, as you can see in a new video, below.

The game is in a beta sort of phase, and accessible as such. Anyone playing it?


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  1. Smion says:

    I don’t know why, but for some reason everything sounds like creepy innuendo when said with that voice actor’s, er, voice:
    “I like to keep her well equipped.” *wiggles eyebrows*

  2. RedViv says:

    Oh gods be damned. Not even ectoplasmic clothes stay tuck? There go my hopes to at least increase comfort there after death.

  3. ran93r says:

    Looks like it could be amusing but my god, NUMBERS, NUMBERS EVERYWHERE.

    • RedViv says:

      Steadily escalating flows of punches and cuts and stabs and shots and numbers rising and rising and rising and 11 and 100 and 1001 and MDCCCXXXVII…
      It has a certain allure, that is what I wanted to convey.

  4. dawnmane says:

    I’m playing it. It’s good fun, but there is absolutely nothing original about it – except maybe the setting and the Van Helsing/Solomon Kane feel, which is nicely excecuted. Oh, and the script is (unintentionally) hilarious a few times: “The best way to fight you inner demons is to beat them senseless” – the protagonist actually says that at one point. Words to live by.

  5. Eddard_Stark says:

    Not touching any games by Neocore after the travesty that was King Arthur 2 until I am 101% sure it isn’t a disaster techwise. KA2 was one of the most unoptimised, sluggish piece of gaming software I’ve ever seen. To this day I vividly remember the hilarious dev explanation that they aimed for 24 FPS. Still gives me the shivers.

  6. cjone2 says:

    I’m still hoping for an ARPG were the action is twin stick shootery rather than click click click.

  7. AlwaysRight says:

    It looks a bit like another ARPG I’ve seen… but I can’t quiiiiiiiiiiite put my finger on.

  8. Ehkber says:

    The ghost lady’s cute! :)

    But I don’t like this genre :(


    But I don-



    • The Random One says:

      I’ve learned the hard way not to do something just because I see a lady who’s cute and also a ghost. Sometimes I still find ectoplasm on my shirts.

  9. Easy says:

    I’m quite enjoying, surprisingly.
    - music and environments are fantastic, really gets you into the mood
    - I like the banter and cheesy jokes (red button!) between Katerina and VH
    - Finally a game where I am not completely overwhelmed by the amount of loot and build related decisions I have to make ^^ I think the balance is right.

    It has rough edges, don’t expect the level of polish of T2 or D3… but for 15 bucks it holds up quite nicely and dare I say it again, I’m enjoying it a lot. Really.

  10. honky mcgee says:

    Sounds interesting but I’d like to know more about Lady Caterina his ghostly companion.

    I’m particularly interested in her ‘abilities’ as she would seem to be a very useful ‘companion.’

    Not insinuating anything, just like placing hyphens around words randomly…

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