Less than a year following the release of the first game in the series, Neocore Games is releasing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 on April 17th for both Windows and Mac. Pre-orders are currently open, granting buyers instant access to the Beta test on Steam. Setup similarly to Kickstarter backer-rewards, pre-orders are available in set price tiers which offer buyers certain in-game perks to accompany the amount paid for. These tiers range from the base, $15 “magic pack” tier, up to the $1,000 “leader of the pack” tier. Pre-orders are available on Neocore Games’ website.
With the first game releasing May 22, 2013, and the sequel following less than a year later, the amount of time in between releases may concern some. While Van Helsing I had batches of DLC released up through late September of last year, the real questions are if the Neocore team has had enough time to work on the sequel and whether Van Helsing II will attain enough support to financially support the third, and final, game in the trilogy.
“The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II will not just be a collection of a dozen new maps and monsters, but a true sequel that keeps all the good bits from the first game, with a little improvement here and there and adds plenty of new features,” Neocore Games explains in a Van Helsing II announcement post.
The second game in the series features three playable classes, which players of Van Helsing I may recognize as the game’s default class and the two classes unlockable through $3.99 DLC packages.
According to the Van Helsing II pre-order trailer, the game will feature over one-thousand new items, and hundreds of weapon models and skills. However, outside of the trailer, details on these figures are scarce.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is set to launch on April 17th, for $14.99.