Despite previously only being well-known in the PC gaming world, developer NeoCoreGames hasn't hesitated to port their numerous titles over to the Xbox One since its launch, but we're yet to see any of them appear on Playstation 4. However, the developer has now confirmed The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
will finally be arriving on Playstation 4 later this year. Not only that, the game's sequels, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III
, have been confirmed for some time in the future, as well as the previously announced tower defense title World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
is an Action-RPG "set in a gothic-steampunk world filled with monsters, weird science, humor and pop-cultural references".
Put on your wide-brimmed hat, grab your weapons and embark on an incredible adventure in the gothic-noir world of Borgovia, where mad science threatens the fragile peace between monster and mortal. Be Van Helsing, monster-hunter extraordinaire and save the day with your charming and beautiful companion, Lady Katarina (who happens to be a ghost, by the way). Explore the savage wilderness in the mountains and the soot-stained brick districts of a grim metropolis twisted by weird science, and don’t forget: you might never know who the real monsters are!
The second installment carries the story on from TIAoVH by introducing players to new areas of Borgovia, adding more action and new enemies to vanquish. Despite the continuation of the story, TIAoVH II can be enjoyed independently from the first title if you wish.
It all seemed so simple: defeat the mad scientist, free the land and ride into the sunset, but sometimes the fall of a villain only opens the way to more sinister foes. So the incredible adventures continue, and Van Helsing, the famous monster-hunter returns to save the day again with the help of his charming, ghostly companion, Lady Katarina. The gothic metropolis of weird science is on the brink of destruction as chaos rules the streets and a new enemy plots revenge. It’s time to enter the dark side of Borgova and the forbidden wilderness, but beware: you are not the only one behind a mask.
The third installment builds upon the story of the first two games. Gameplay-wise, it contains new items, improved leveling and customization and more.
In Van Helsing III, the civil war is over in Borgovia, but the future looks grim. The city of weird science is in ruins, squabbling factions and criminals fight for power and a strange cult prophesizes the coming of “The end of times.” And they might be just right: A wave of uncanny events shakes the land, and it’s all connected to a mysterious creature, a former ally turned into a fearful arch-villain. Which means that Van Helsing will do what he does best: He wields weapons, prepares his deadly tricks, and hunts down the most dangerous monster who has ever lived… and this time it’s personal. He’s prepared to do anything to achieve his goal, even to face the darkest secret about the birth of the modern Borgovia.
Alhough there is no exact release date just yet, NeoCore Games listed The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
on their shortlist
of what to expect from the company in 2017, so we'll be seeing it before the end of the year. Its two sequels, and World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
, remain undated.