‘Redfall’ release date, trailers, characters, and everything we know
Written by ABR on 27/01/2023
Announced during the E3 2021 Xbox Games Showcase, Redfall is a brand new co-op multiplayer game from Arkane Studios.
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Redfall follows a group of vampire slayers as they fend off an entire town overrun by the undead. It looks set to offer exciting co-op gameplay, with each player able to customise one of the four characters available to help build out the team. It can be played single player too, for those looking to take on the vampire hordes alone.
Here’s everything that we know about the game, from its initial launch trailer, to release date and gameplay.
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Redfall release date
Redfall will launch May 2, 2023. This was announced at the Xbox Developer Direct that aired January 25, 2023. A new trailer was shown off alongside the announcement. You can view this below:
This is after an announcement by Bethesda of the game being delayed out of 2022. The game will be coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S consoles and Windows PC. It will also be releasing on Xbox Game Pass, on day one.
During Microsoft and Bethesda’s E3 showcase, Arkane Studios released the first official cinematic trailer for game.
The trailer showed the game’s unique and stylish cast of characters, who used their unique abilities unique abilities to battle against superpowered vampires.
These evil bloodsuckers have blocked out the sun and isolated the island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, turning its populace into either thralls for their army, or food.
Last year, Bethesda revealed the first look at Redfall’s gameplay. This extended demo showed off weapons, abilities and how the characters will interact with each other.
Another trailer followed, showing off the enemies that players will face off against in the game. The ‘Into the Night’ trailer also contains some gameplay to look at.
Redfall appears to be a significant departure from previous Arkane Studios titles, with a heavy focus on co-op. The game is described by Bethesda as having “an ever-changing open-world setting that reacts to your choices and actions”.
Players can experience the world and its storyline through a series of heroes with various playstyles, that can be further customised. Co-creative director Ricardo Bare explains how Arkane’s latest game continues the tradition of making each game different from the last, saying: “Dishonored featured stealth.
“Prey leveraged tons of physics-related gameplay. Mooncrash introduced roguelike elements. Despite those differences, in every case our focus remains on deep world building and inventive game mechanics. The same will be true of Redfall.”
Arkane has confirmed the four heroes that will be playable in Redfall, and promised that each character will have their own stories and relationship to the town of Redfall.
- Devinder Crousley is described as an “internet-famous paranormal investigator, amateur cryptozoologist and aspiring inventor.” He brings weapons of his own creation to the battle, and wants to find out the truth behind the vampire assault.
- Layla Ellison is a student of Redfall Technical University, and also attended the Aevum Therapeutics research facility as an intern. Something happened there, which left Ellison with strange telekinetic powers.
- Remi de la Rosa is a combat engineer who worked as part of an elite Navy rescue service, working to help those in need. She brings a robot named Bribón to Redfall in order to help rescue survivors.
- Jacob Boyer is an ex-military sharpshooter who was sent to the town of Redfall just before the sun was blocked out. Unknown events have left him “with a mysterious vampiric eye and a spectral raven that’s never far from his shoulder.”
Unlike vampires in other fiction, Arkane has described its bloodsuckers as creatures “created after a scientific experiment went horribly wrong, and they’re continuing to evolve.”
A handful of them have gone on to develop powerful abilities, specialising in certain tactics and approaches to combat. Arkane has teased one type in the trailer, The Angler: a vampire which uses a psychic harpoon to drag players away from their team.
Beyond vampires, players can expect to face off against human cultists who worship the vampires, and hope to one day join them. To this end, they created outposts all over Redfall which players are tasked with taking down.
That’s all we know about Redfall so far. We’ll continue to update this page once we hear more. In the meantime be sure to check out everything we know about Bethesda’s Starfield.
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