It was only a matter of time before someone trademarked a word as common as “dark” for an IP. Luckily, it’s been put to good use. Publisher Kalypso has just announced DARK, a third-person action RPG starring vampires in a modern setting.

The game, which is being developed by Realmforge, will cast you as a vampire in a modern-day city who is seeking to uncover secrets regarding the mysterious GeoForge corporation (a possible parody of RealmForge?). The game has a cel-shaded aesthetic and will incorporate, stealth, combat, and possibly even parkour into its design. A full list features can be seen below:

•Stealth and action combine as players walk the world in darkness and silence, attacking their unsuspecting foes with supernatural fury
•Use powerful vampire abilities and hard-hitting melee attacks to defeat dangerous enemies – turn into a puff of smoke and disappear, or close with your foes in an instant!
•Powerful and intelligently controlled AI enemies mix the fantastic with the real-world. Battle police and elite special forces along with ghouls and other vampires
•Castles, museums, skyscrapers, nightclubs and more are rendered in stunning 3D cel-shaded graphics, beckoning the player to explore – but beware, powerful enemies hide everywhere
•RPG element mix with a compelling story – players will build up their skills through successful evasion and combat, while advancing the story through conversations with NPCs

The game is set to release in early 2013 for the PC and xbox 360. Check out the screenshots below, and prepare to bite into additional details in the near future.

[DSOGaming]

[News10]

Michael Urban
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  1. I've always been a fan of Vampiric fiction such as Hellsing, True Blood and of course the Castlevania series. I really really REALLY hope this game doesn't end up like Twilight …. fricking sparkling n shit…

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