Although the game V Rising is still in the Beta stage, a gameplay trailer has been released by Stunlock. On the official site, marketing director Johan Ilves says of the game’s origin, “After 10 years of creating competitive arena games, we felt it was time to go outside our comfort zone and try something new. The vampire theme idea originally came from one of our game designers, Martin Lovgren, while the many ideas of the game are always a team effort. Waking up in a coffin after centuries of sleep, stripped from your powers and fighting to become the next Dracula is a great power fantasy to work with. The team takes inspiration from various horror movies, TV shows like Nertflix’s Castlevania and classic horror literature while looking at the local Swedish nature for world-building aspects. We want to use our experience of making skill-based combat experiences and put it in an atmospheric open-world environment.