Arkane vampire game hides social criticism

Arkane vampire game hides social criticism

Arkane Austin (Studio Creator price and shame) was released this Sunday (12) during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, which is red fall, Vampire Shooter is scheduled to hit theaters in 2023.in an interview Canal Technologythe developers say the title hides a social criticism that vampires see them as superior, sucking all the resources of the population for their own benefit.

Who Says It’s the studio’s director Harvey Smith, along with co-creative director Ricardo Barre. At Bethesda’s invitation, we were able to chat with the two and watch the gameplay trailer ahead of time; WATCH:

After all, why vampires?

When asked why he brought vampires into the game — after all, we’re in a market dominated by zombies or alien enemies — Smith explained that these creatures are “giving up their humanity and compassion to become immortal creatures. And strong at all costs.” He added, “If you look around, you see people like this in the world today”.

“Monsters are always metaphors for something, and while a lot of people don’t understand them, we take that very seriously. If you look at our past games out of the encirclement and shame, you’ll see those themes are there too”, the director said. But not only that. “Vampires are cool too: they’re creatures of the night, they teleport, they drink blood, they’re afraid of the sun. They are good villains. “

The history of Redfall and its role

The game takes place in a city called Redfall in Massachusetts, USA, surrounded by a group of vampires. They blocked the sun and cut off the island from the outside world. therefore, red fall This is not a post-apocalyptic game where the entire world is formed by evil forces: here, only cities are taken. Most of the locals are dead or part of a pro-vampire cult that wants to convert.

The sun is blocked in the city of Redfall, causing a true apocalypse - but only in the city (Photo: Disclosure / Bethesda Softworks)

The sun is blocked in the city of Redfall, causing a true apocalypse – but only in the city (Photo: Disclosure / Bethesda Softworks)

Only a small number of people survived and fought these monsters.There are four main characters red fall, players will be able to challenge one of them in the single-player campaign, or play with friends in the co-op campaign. they are:

  • Jacob Boyer, a former military sniper was sent to Red Fall before the disaster. Upon reaching the city, his team was ambushed, but he survived. Now, however, he has a vampire eye and a mysterious crow that has been following him.

  • Leila Ellison, a Biomedical Engineering student who has interned at the Aevum Terapêuticos Research Center. Apparently, some experiments went horribly wrong, and she ended up gaining telepathic abilities.

  • Remi de la Rosa, a combat engineer working in the Navy. She travels to Red Falls to investigate paranormal events, but her ship is destroyed. To survive, she is aided by a very cute and friendly mini-robot.

  • Devender Crossley, a digital influencer who talks about paranormal events. He goes to Redfall to promote his book, but ends up stuck in town. It has several technological inventions capable of hunting vampires.

Left to right: Jacob, Layla, Remi and Devinver (Photo: Handout/Bethesda Softworks)

Left to right: Jacob, Layla, Remi and Devinver (Photo: Handout/Bethesda Softworks)

Redfall’s open world

These four characters aren’t the only survivors in the city, as we’ll meet several along the way – this is an open-world game after all. Some of them decide to fight monsters and form “resistance”: they are not as strong as our protagonists, but they live in the community and want to take back the city. For example, one person we met “was the pastor of a church that was taken over by vampires. Others were doctors.” According to Bare, “everyone has a different perspective on what’s going on and can offer you useful work. and insights”.

Rest and acceptance of work in places dominated by the resistance movement (Photo: Disclosure/Bethesda Softworks)

Rest and acceptance of work in places dominated by the resistance movement (Photo: Disclosure/Bethesda Softworks)

Others just decided to support vampires. “They allied with vampires and did scary and crazy things like handing over their neighbors so they wouldn’t be killed or even become one of them,” Bare explained. “It’s a horrible pyramid scheme.”

One of the resisting communities is the fire department. This will be one of the first places the player hides at the start of the game. “You’ll be doing side quests there. Whether or not you do that has different consequences,” Bare said. “And there are a lot of stories that you can find in the outside world and just explore.”

Vampires grow stronger around these lairs.

Vampires grow stronger around these lairs.

As you can see in the trailer, at some point the player enters what looks like a portal. When walking through the gates, the group is transported to an alternate reality: it’s the same city as we know it, but completely destroyed, and the air is even more psychedelic. The director explained that these places are the “dens” of vampires, where they sleep and recharge. Around these lairs, all enemies become stronger and harder to kill.

“If you don’t destroy these nests, the area around them will expand and take over the city. So, you may be on a mission and find yourself in a nesting area. You have an important decision: continue the mission, it will be more difficult , or find this lair and enter this dimension where vampires sleep,” Bare explained.

Xbox Exclusive

Redfall is coming in 2023 (Photo: Disclosure/Bethesda Softworks)

Redfall is coming in 2023 (Photo: Disclosure/Bethesda Softworks)

red fall Will be Arkane and Bethesda’s first Xbox and PC exclusive. The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass on launch day (to be announced). So, for example, don’t wait for the game to appear on the PlayStation.

Launch is scheduled for 2023.Until then, stay tuned Canal Technology Learn more news.

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