Slayer Shock is an RPG-Shooter About Slaying Vampires in Nebraska
28 Jun, 2016
Coming from the developers behind Neon Struct and Eldritch, Slayer Shock has you hunting vampires much in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
There really aren’t enough vampires in video games, not since Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, any way. If I had to compile a list of developers I’d like dealing with a game involving vampires, however, Minor Key Games would certainly be on it. With the Deus Ex-inspired Neon Struct behind their belt, I feel like this pair of developers knows exactly how to create a sense of forbidding loneliness and curiosity-driven exploration.
Slayer Shock involves hunting vampires, and you do this by operating out of your headquarters – a college coffee shop. Armed with the best kind of weapons, skills and research, you head out into Nebraska to hunt a variety of vampire foes. Interestingly, I discovered this game not through a usual press release, but rather, an article about how the game’s writing is inspired by professional wrestling storylines. It’s a very interesting read, particularly for budding video game writers and designers.
The game is procedurally generated, and a spiritual successor to Eldritch. Unlike that game, however, Slayer Shock will not follow the blocky Minecraft aesthetic, instead opting for meshes. Missions will involve patrolling the streets, rescuing captive humans and of course, killing vampires. As with previous games by Minor Key, Slayer Shock will be an immersive sim, allowing you to blend combat with stealth and putting player choice on a pedestal. If you enjoyed games like Deus Ex or System Shock 2, this one might be right up your alley.
Slayer Shock is expected to release later this year. You can check out its website, but at the moment there isn’t much to see there other than some snazzy Latin placeholder text. A better source of info is the game’s devblog. If you’re interested in more of Minor Key Games’ work, you might want to know that Eldritch is at a whopping 90 percent discount, while Neon Struct is at an also decent 67 percent discount over at the Steam Summer Sale.