Bethesda has released the first gameplay footage of Arkane’s upcoming vampiric co-op FPS, Redfall.
Released during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, the clip gives a rundown of Redfall’s vampire hunting gameplay, as well as a walkthrough of the titular city. It’s our first look at the upcoming undead gore festival and it reaffirms that the game will release next year.
The clip opens with a lone hunter investigating (and then blowing to pieces) the bloodsucking undead of an abandoned church. With the game putting great emphasis on co-op, his partner soon appears to help them out.
We’re then treated to a rundown of some of Redfall’s most picturesque locations, as well as a background touch on the vampirism that has infected the city. Enemies with invading fangs not only blocked out the sun, but also destroyed the city’s water supply and spawned a legion of cult worshipers ready to rip your throat out.
Your job, of course, is to move, rid the city of vampires and restore some semblance of humanity. Check out the game video below.
Later in the footage, you’ll notice a bevy of weapons and contraptions on display. We noticed some turbocharged shotguns, paint-covered assault rifles, as well as some elemental gadgets that seemed particularly attuned to awesome mobs of invading hellish demons.
You can play Redfall alone or with your friends in co-op. A character loading screen suggests that an element of player customization will also be included in the game.
Redfall is still planned for release in 2023, after being pushed back from its initial 2022 release window earlier this year. It will come to Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC. It will also arrive on Xbox Game Pass on day one.