Co-Op Shooter Redfall Announced by Arkane Studios

06/13/2021 - 14:36 | By: Robert Grosso
Fighting Bloodsuckers!

Arkane Studios closes out the Xbox Showcase with a bang, with a brand new game titled Redfall.

The fast-paced CG trailer showed off a quartet of characters, packing guns, unique tech, and even magic, fighting off men with guns led by a group of vampires in a dilapidated, abandoned city. The player characters showcase a diverse range of weapons and skills, from a long-range sniper to a more tech-heavy gunner using a pet robot to help fight the vampires and their minions. We also see another character use magical spells to aid her teammates, implying that Redfall will have character classes or at least character archetypes to follow.

The CG trailer, which does have a bit of a humorous tone to it, ends with our heroes triumphant against a small group of vampires, but the city itself seems engulfed by an apocalyptic event, with another, more sinister-looking vampire looming over them in the distance.

Redfall clearly takes a lot of cues from other co-op shooters like Borderlands and Left 4 Dead, but you also see a bit of World of Darkness Hunter: The Reckoning in there for good measure. Though it clearly has a foot in the world of co-op play, according to Bethesda Redfall (which is also the name of the setting, Redfall, Massachusetts) can also be played as a single-player game, where you can squad up with AI characters or up to three friends in co-op. 

 
 

Bethesda also revealed in a press release that Redfall will be an open-world co-op game, where you must try to save the few survivors remaining from the vampiric threat that has blocked out the sun to cut the town off from the outside world. 

Redfall will be an Xbox Series S|X exclusive for consoles and will be coming out in 2022. 

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