Build Your Own Castlevania Stronghold in “V Rising – Legacy of Castlevania”

Swedish game developer Stunlock Studios and Konami Digital Entertainment (KONAMI) have joined forces! The highly-successful open-world fantasy survival game V Rising will be getting a Castlevania crossover, Legacy of Castlevania, when it fully launches on May 8th on Steam. A PS5 version will be launching later this year.


V Rising has you play as a newly-awakened vampire in a world ruled by humans as you try to rise to become the next Dracula. You must feed on blood in order to gain new powers, hide from the scorching sun, and engage in real-time PvE and PvP combat set in a dark fantasy realm. Invite friends to join in as you raise your castle, go pillaging in nearby villages, skirmish with bandits, and delve into the lairs of supernatural beasts. You can attack other players’ castles or become a diplomat. V Rising is a game of blood, power, and betrayal.

Legacy of Castlevania, meanwhile, sees famed vampire hunter Simon Belmon infiltrate V Rising in order to challenge all vampire kind. With his legendary whip and infamous arsenal of holy weaponry, no vampire is safe from his righteous crusade. If you defeat him, you unlock the secrets of his iconic weapon. This will offer you new combat abilities that “embody the grace and precision of a deadly vampire”.

“We’re all big fans of Castlevania, so being able to actually create original Castlevania content in our game is a dream come true.”  said Rickard Frisegård, CEO of Stunlock Studios.  “I want to express a heartfelt thank you to our friends at KONAMI for the chance to bring Castlevania to the V Rising universe. This has been an opportunity for us to channel our love and effort for their games into this collaboration, and we look forward to you being able to experience it for yourself on May 8th!”

Legacy of Castlevania, which includes Simon Belmont and the new weapon (his whip), is free. But vampire enthusiasts will be able to purchase the cosmetic DLC Legacy of Castlevania Premium Pack for additional content. The premium pack will allow players to construct their own castles inspired by Castlevania’s classic gothic aesthetic. You can decorate your lair, customize characters using options inspired by classic Castlevania characters, and go forth and conquer on your spooky skeletal mount. It even comes with mood music in the form of two classic Castlevania themes reimagined by V Rising composer Aleksandria Migova.

V Rising’s launch on May 8th will follow its fangtastic Early Access period on PC, with more than 3.9M copies sold. It has an impressive 88% positive reviews on Steam. 

You can buy V Rising now on Steam early access!

source: press release

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.


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