V Rising's Cursed Forest Is A Swampy Mess Inhabited By Witches

Get mired down in details from the latest dev diary.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor October 26, 2021
Share:

V Rising Witch Hut

The latest dev diary entry for Stunlock Studios' vampire survival game V Rising touches upon progress from a number of development teams. First up are the art and worldbuilding teams, who are hard at work crafting a sufficiently creepy world for your creatures of the night to explore. Today's highlight is the Cursed Forest, a.k.a. "The Swamp Lands," with its foul waters and tentacle-like tree roots. Even worse are its denizens, witches who "shape their nests from the trunks of great trees and decorate them with occult symbols, bones, flowers, and sometimes even the limbs from whatever prey they’ve captured," according to artist Victor.

Albin from the animations team then checked in to show us the progress being made on a burrowing rat, while VFX artist Adrien talked about how the player character's motions should convey "a feeling of elegance along with a strong sense of power so that the player really feels like a noble vampire." Composer Aleksandria Migova then gave us a sampling of the music for V Rising, which is "an ever-changing atmospheric journey that communicates both the claustrophobic feeling of The Cursed Forest and tells the stories of its strange inhabitants."

Roads were the sole gameplay topic, and they're more than just simple dirt paths. They represent how NPC patrols travel, and their interconnected nature make so that creatures can wander far and wide.

If you want to try out V Rising, you might a chance by the end of the year. Stunlock Studios is promising a "very limited" closed beta test by then, followed by paid early access and a full launch in 2022. You can learn more about V Rising via its Steam page.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: Stunlock Studios, V Rising.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

silcharus 1 year ago
I learned about this game a month or so, and am super hyped for it. I look forward to this site's coverage!


You May Enjoy

Despite Blizzard’s Efforts To Stop It, Blizzard Albany Is Now Unionized

Despite Blizzard’s Efforts To Stop It, Blizzard Albany Is Now Unionized

This is the second of Blizzard’s QA studios to unionize.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 day ago
Divine Knockout Headed To PlayStation With Free Founder's Packs For December PS+ Users

Divine Knockout Headed To PlayStation With Free Founder's Packs For December PS+ Users

It’s one of the PlayStation Plus monthly games for December.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
This Week At Bungie Discusses Destiny 2 x Assassin's Creed Collab, New Season 19, Artifact Mods, And Weapons-Tuning

This Week At Bungie Discusses Destiny 2 x Assassin's Creed Collab, New Season 19, Artifact Mods, And Weapons-Tuning

December is looking like a busy month for Destiny 2.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Path Of Exile Will Make Hex Builds Stronger Against Unique Mobs And Remove Doom Mechanic In 3.20 Update

Path Of Exile Will Make Hex Builds Stronger Against Unique Mobs And Remove Doom Mechanic In 3.20 Update

"Our goal [is] making their effectiveness against different rarities of monsters more balanced."

By Anthony Jones - 5 days ago
Today's Hearthstone Update Adjusts Battleground And Sets The Stage For December 6th's Icy, Lich-y Expansion

Today's Hearthstone Update Adjusts Battleground And Sets The Stage For December 6th's Icy, Lich-y Expansion

March of the Lich King is next week, but today sees other updates to prep things ahead of time.

By Michael Byrne - 4 days ago
Get Ready, Q’s Winter Wonderland Is Returning To Star Trek Online Next Week

Get Ready, Q’s Winter Wonderland Is Returning To Star Trek Online Next Week

Celebrate the universes’ favorite chaotic seasonal holiday.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago