Posts Tagged ‘neocore games’

Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor – Martyr Announced

He could lead a crossover thrash band with a face tattoo like that.

In the grim, dark future, there is only war, but in the grim, sunny present we… well, Warhammer 40k games haven’t taken over everything just yet. Games Workshop are preparing to launch an assault on another genre, though, announcing an action-RPG with the lengthy title of mouthy title of Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr [official site].

NeocoreGames, them lot behind the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing action-RPG trilogy, are will let us purge heretics as a member of the Inquisition – the fiery secret religious police of the Imperium. The game’s due to launch in 2016, but I couldn’t tell you much more beyond that.

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It’s A: Deathtrap Launching On Early Access Oct 22nd

Given the comments on our article about the closed beta, a lot of people are disappointed or nervous about Orcs Must Die!’s trip from cheery, co-op tower defense game to cheery, free-to-play MOBA-like. Deathtrap may satisfy, then.

It’s being made by Neocore, creators of The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing, and it hopes to blend tower defense with action-RPG mechanics. It has co-op and competitive modes, it has traps and waves of creeps, and it’s just been announced that it’s coming to Early Access on October 22nd.

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Peerless Vampire Killers: Van Helsing II

The latest trailer for The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing II plays out like an advertisement for a monster hunting seminar. An encouraging pitchman takes budding slayers through their development options, suggesting that some might want to try out a spot of thaumaturgy while ensuring that their pet chimera is cleverly utilised and well-fed. The benefits of companionship are outlined, as are new crafting and enchantment systems. Dedicated Drac-dusters may be slightly irked when the host recommends they abandon their solitary lifestyles in order to brush up on their people skills so that they can command and train armies – the world’s at war now and the stakes are higher than ever.

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Hands On: The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing II

I’ve had my hands on a single mega-level from the forthcoming The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing II, which is due to arrive on the 17th April. With promises to make big improvements over the first game, this level gives a taste of how they plan to implement the tactical angle of the first game’s finale into the general levels. It seems to be working.

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The Inevitable Sequelling Of Van Helsing

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was an action RPG which prompted John to use such breathless superlatives as “pleasant” and “absorbing”, so I assume you’re all pre-ordering its sequel immediately. Said sequel is out next month, and while it broadly looks like another sup from the same clicky-deathfest-with-tower-defence-bits cup, it promises more character classes, weapons and whatnot, as well as the slightly discomfiting claim to have “even more humour” and “MOAR easter eggs.”
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Van Helsing’s Adventures Include Ghost Companion


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.
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Rage Unterror: The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing


“This time we’re going to talk about Rage. You know the feeling, I suppose.”

Anyway! Neocore’s The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing (Facebook homepage, argh! Read the devblog instead) is looking increasingly alluring for those of us who wish to explode thronging herds of rabid monsters into clouds of loot and gore. The latest trailer – which explains the rage and power-up system – shows quite a lot of that happening. What is there to explain about those things? Well, it lets you set off and charge up all your abilities at the same time, which I suppose is a little unusual.

ARPG uncomplexities aside, the game is looking quite sparkly, in a gothy sort of way. Go take a look.
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Interview: The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing

We’re being blessed with a swell of action RPGs in the near future, and among their number is the intriguing The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing. From NeocoreGames, they who brought us the King Arthur strategy RPGs, it’s a sharp change of direction for the studio, and a return to releasing a game independently. We spoke to them about why they’ve headed in this direction, what lessons they’ve learned from recent ARPG releases, and their ongoing research into who would win in a fight between a vampire and a werewolf.

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Monstrous: The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing

Anyone else want to help?

Games do rather have a habit of removing subtlety. I’m not claiming that Van Helsing has a great history of cultural appearances, but I’m fairly sure that none of his depictions have previously taken place in a world where there are more werewolves than rats. (I’m not an expert, but was it really the 2004 Hugh Jackman film that saw Van Helsing switch from hunting just vampires to every other kind of monster?) Anyhoo, that’s the rather splendid nature of action RPG The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing, which has now shown some in-game footage. And it looks rather nice.

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