Dark whets your appetite at E3

SSCN4019If you love all things vampire and can’t wait for the sixth season of “True Blood” to start, you might think about checking out Kalypso’s new modern day vampire tale, “Dark.”  Playable on the E3 Expo floor at the Madcatz booth, Kalypso allowed some hands on time with their upcoming console game.  A gorgeous cell-shaded mature story is the packaging for a game that has a little bit of everything in it.  With E3 over on June 13, there’s not much to do but wait for the summer release of the action/stealth/RPG adventure, “Dark.”

At its core, “Dark” is a stealth action game with RPG elements that lets you slip into the role of the ultimate killer.  “Dark’s” compelling story immerses you in a gorgeous world full of blood and darkness in which the hunter can become the hunted at any time.   As you unravel the mystery behind the powerful global conglomerate, Geoforge, you must continually upgrade your character by developing powerful skills to aid you in remaining unobserved, or silence those unfortunate enough to take an interest in you.  You can stalk your enemies from the shadows and then use powerful vampire abilities to attack and silently dispose of them.

“Dark” features elements of both action and stealth, as players walk the world in darkness and silence, attacking their unsuspecting foes with supernatural fury.  You can use powerful vampire abilities and hard-hitting melee attacks to defeat dangerous enemies, or turn into a puff of smoke and disappear. The teleporting power allows you to either escape or close in on your foes in an instant.  Speaking of foes, they consist of regular police officers, and elite special forces, along with ghouls and other vampires.  All of this is set beautifully in castles, museums, skyscrapers, and nightclubs, all rendered in a stunning 3D graphic novel.

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