The sequel to action-RPG The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will be coming to Xbox One on 1st July, developer NeocoreGames has announced.
Van Helsing’s incredible adventures in the original game might not have been everyone’s cup of tea, but thanks to its howcasing during one of Microsoft’s free Games with Gold games, it got the wide audience exposure it needed. The top-down isometric action-adventure game won plenty of fans thanks to its gothic art style and Monkey Island-wannabe humour.
Little surprise, then, that Budapest developers NeocoreGames will be released the next game in the series at the start of July.
According to an enthusiastic press release from the studio:
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II not only continues the epic tale of the world’s most famous monster-hunter, but is an improvement on the first chapter in every way. Apart from adding new skills to the overhauled classes and expanding the dark world of Borgovia, we implemented brand new gameplay mechanics to make the hunt even more complex and entertaining.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II will also feature a couple of day one downloads; both priced at $0.99 each (or about 79p). The Che Domovoy Minipet DLC features a rare minipet, perk and gear, while the Expurgator Set DLC offers a wardrobe of powerful items.
The game’s producer, Zoltan Pozsonyi, excitedly stated that:
We were very happy to see that so many of the Xbox One players enjoyed Van Helsing and we’re excited to bring them the next chapter of our award-winning trilogy. We really hope that they will have just as much fun playing it, as we had creating it.
The new game will feature co-op and PVP modes, and will also be available on PC and Mac. In the US, it’ll retail for $14.99, so expect an £11.99 price tag here in the UK (the same as the original).
That date, again, for your diary – The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is released 1st July.