Designed by Rob Daviau Risk Legacy; Betrayal at the House on Haunted Hill and created by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, V-Wars pits humankind against vampires in an all-out global war. Scarier still, our most steadfast allies could change sides at any time, because this new breed of vampirism is spread not by bite but by virus, activating junk DNA in its victim, and converting them to vampire. Take command of the included 120 highly detailed sculpted miniatures and battle to save the world, but be careful, players who fight by your side in one round may be at your throat in the next, because in V-Wars, the virus is always spreading.
The story will pull from and add to the ongoing comic’s universe, with players taking the role of either humans or vampires in a struggle for dominance. Though the game is still in development, release is planned for March 2015.
“The game combines a lot of what I do and what interests me–combat, conflict, narrative, interesting choices, horror, and a fun world to play in,” said Daviau. “I hope to be able to bring all the feeling of the stories and comics into the game. It’s still early but I can already see chances for a lot of subterfuge and shifting goals. Just because you start the game as a human, doesn’t mean you’ll end as one.” (from ICv2)
V-Wars is for 3-5 players ages 13 and up, takes up to 90 minutes to play, and will have an MSRP of $79.99. The game is currently expected to be released by the end of the year.