Neocore Games is taking their second crack at independent development with their next title, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. Their new action RPG will feature 4 player online co-op as you play as the son of the original monster hunter Van Helsing as you cleanse 19th century gothic Europe of scientific monstrosities.
The action RPG genre is having a strong resurgance with the help of games like Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, and Dungeon Siege 3. It is an interesting move going from previous strategy titles (King Arthur strategy RPG series) to a much more fast paced action game but Neocore Games states that they have learned much from their predecessors. The shift comes from wanting to take a great IP and put their own spin on the action RPG, which involves many crossbows, swords, and stakes.
Their are some tasty screens from the alpha build of the game, and it definitely looks like your typical UI for a game of this nature. Health, mana, and items on the lower portion of the screen, a plethora of enemies on the top. It will be interesting to see how four player co-op integrates into the story, as all we have heard is that Van Helsing will be joined by members of the Hunters Guild.
The game takes place in a gothic style 19th century Europe, so get ready for all sorts of nightmares coming your way. The concept art for the enemy design looks amazing, and we can't wait to destroy some/most/all of them. Neocore is doing their own version of the Helsing story, so color us curious to see where they take the demon hunter. They have assued that they are focusing on a long tail for the game which means they are prioritizing continuous support and updates for multiplayer.
No details on when the game will come out, but we would wager a guess as to late 2013. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will be on PC, as well as 'other platforms'. Stay in the light, keep your garlic and silver bullets handy as more details come our way.