If you’re like us, you have an old-school RPG itch that has to be scratched every so often. Baldur’s Gate III is some way off, so it falls to Vampire’s Fall: Origins to bring some 2d12 satisfaction.
Materialising on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch today, Vampire’s Fall: Origins takes a neat left turn and imagines a world where vampires are the dominant species (we had a chuckle that you play a vampire from a village called Vamp’ire).
You’ll get to choose you character from some familiar archetypes in the form of the Nosferatu, Ranjeni, Magistrav and Equide, and then jump into an open world that’s jugular-full of questing, choices, turn-based combat and stat min-maxing. There’s a Witchmaster nemesis to overcome, who is looking to bring down the vampire nation, but there are over 250 unique weapons and armours to defend yourself with.
While screenshots and trailers initially looked drab and grimdark, there’s a lot to get excited about here. Reviews on Steam are strong, the game has built up a strong community, a 2D open world RPG has got us fascinated, and the impending Halloween makes it the ideal time to don the fangs, twirl the cloak and pronounce your w’s as v’s.
“Today is the culmination of our long-time dream of offering Vampire’s Fall to a whole new fan base on console,” said Emir Kuljanin from Early Morning Studio. “We’re proud to finally grant our community’s pleas to bring the game to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and welcome you all into the dark and witty fold that is Vampire’s Fall: Origins.”
- Open world
- Fully customizable characters
- Tactical combat
- Immersive stories
- Dialogue choices
- Skills and abilities to shape your character
- Choose your bloodline: Nosferatu, Ranjeni, Magistrav or Equides
- Over 250 graphically unique weapons and armor
Vampire’s Fall: Origins is out now, available for £10.74 on the Xbox Store for Xbox One, and is also launching today on Nintendo Switch, if you like your bloodletting on the move.
Expect a review of Vampire’s Fall: Origins on Xbox One from us very soon.
For countless years the villagers of Vamp’Ire have enjoyed a life of peace and happiness. But now, rumors are spreading about a wielder of dark magic – a Witchmaster. Fearing the rumors to be true, the village musters a militia to prepare for the worst. You are a recruit enrolling to defend the village. Little do you know, fate has something special in store for you… A tribute to classic RPGs. Made with passion, by old-school gamers. Vampire’s Fall: Origins is a 2D open-world RPG with tactical combat. Create your character, choose your bloodline and venture out into the world. Will you wreck havoc in the land, or be the hero people are longing for?