We've been tracking Chillingo's forthcoming 3D adventure shooter Vampire Origins since April of last year. The studio has just given us word that the game is approaching its App Store debut -- though no solid date has been set -- and has provided a series of screenshots along with a new demo video to help whet the appetite.

Vampire Origins should appeal to fans of Gothic adventures. It pits Dracula's arch-nemesis Van Helsing against a vast horde of underworld creatures. The game features a Diablo-like battle system, dispensing with more complicated inventory and weaponry systems in the name of fast-paced action. Chillingo indicates that, while puzzles and exploration of the game's vast Gothic environs are part of the mix, the focus first and foremost is on action and killing enemies.

We'll bring further information about this upcoming title as we get it.

  • araczynski

    nice graphics, but i've always hated vampire with guns games.

  • araczynski

    nice graphics, but i've always hated vampire with guns games.

  • Soulforger

    This playability sux.

    • smokin okin okin

      ...agreed...

      • Deewin

        Hmmm this game would have been fantastic during the iphone's app launch but now it kind of looks generic after seeing other cutting edge iphone/ipod touch games imo

    • HelperMonkey

      Yeah... It's totally unresponsive when I tap on the screen....
      ...
      How can you judge playability in a video???!

  • Soulforger

    This playability sux.

    • smokin okin okin

      ...agreed...

      • Deewin

        Hmmm this game would have been fantastic during the iphone's app launch but now it kind of looks generic after seeing other cutting edge iphone/ipod touch games imo

    • HelperMonkey

      Yeah... It's totally unresponsive when I tap on the screen....
      ...
      How can you judge playability in a video???!

  • http://www.orangeiphone.ru Gears

    Hi hi http://www.orangeiphone.ru video to the site for a week and weighs screenshots, too! Slow

  • http://www.orangeiphone.ru Gears

    Hi hi http://www.orangeiphone.ru video to the site for a week and weighs screenshots, too! Slow

  • David P

    "Alone In The Dark" with vampires.

    Not necessarily a bad thing...

  • David P

    "Alone In The Dark" with vampires.

    Not necessarily a bad thing...

  • http://www.bsgmultimedia.com/aaronc Aaron C

    Reminds me of the old PS1 title, Nightmare Creatures!

  • http://www.bsgmultimedia.com/aaronc Aaron C

    Reminds me of the old PS1 title, Nightmare Creatures!

  • Diablohead

    It's been a long time since we first heard of this game but it still looks great, gives me that survival horror feel with the static cameras and it will be good to play a game which is not an overhead twin stick shooter or zombieville clone :P

  • Diablohead

    It's been a long time since we first heard of this game but it still looks great, gives me that survival horror feel with the static cameras and it will be good to play a game which is not an overhead twin stick shooter or zombieville clone :P

  • Deewin

    The Gameplay and Graphics reminds me of this old game called Nightmare Creatures. iphone port anyone?

    • Michael

      Nahhhh. How about some iPhone ports from N64? Those would be wicked. LIke Conker's Bad Fur Day (it would be best in online mode), 007:Golden Eye and of course Mario Cart (I'm tired of the sick Kart games that suck).

  • Deewin

    The Gameplay and Graphics reminds me of this old game called Nightmare Creatures. iphone port anyone?

    • Michael

      Nahhhh. How about some iPhone ports from N64? Those would be wicked. LIke Conker's Bad Fur Day (it would be best in online mode), 007:Golden Eye and of course Mario Cart (I'm tired of the sick Kart games that suck).

  • Michael

    Looks like the camera view is going to be a pain the butt! I don't like how the camera (so to speak) is far from the character, it makes you feel less "in-control." I like how the gun works though and the sorta creepiness along with the sounds, but I'll wait to see what others think about the camera once it comes out. Maybe it'll turn out better than it looks.

  • Michael

    Looks like the camera view is going to be a pain the butt! I don't like how the camera (so to speak) is far from the character, it makes you feel less "in-control." I like how the gun works though and the sorta creepiness along with the sounds, but I'll wait to see what others think about the camera once it comes out. Maybe it'll turn out better than it looks.

  • rhythmman

    has a "devil may cry" feel to the graphics, camera position and the hero in the overcoat. this will be all about the control for me.

    appears that you tap where you want to go and tap on the enemy you want to kill. that would fit their "diablo" control scheme that's mentioned. might be a little too simple for console gamers. usually we like virtual anolog control sticks, and aiming our guns.

    i'll wait for the reviews....

  • rhythmman

    has a "devil may cry" feel to the graphics, camera position and the hero in the overcoat. this will be all about the control for me.

    appears that you tap where you want to go and tap on the enemy you want to kill. that would fit their "diablo" control scheme that's mentioned. might be a little too simple for console gamers. usually we like virtual anolog control sticks, and aiming our guns.

    i'll wait for the reviews....

  • S0unreal

    Reminds me of the 1st Resident Evil game on PS1, except it looks awsome with action than horror. Major Kudos for bringing back a classic gamestyle mechanic. Looking forward to its release.

  • S0unreal

    Reminds me of the 1st Resident Evil game on PS1, except it looks awsome with action than horror. Major Kudos for bringing back a classic gamestyle mechanic. Looking forward to its release.

  • smearCampaign

    looks technically impressive, but seems like it would get boring very quickly.

  • smearCampaign

    looks technically impressive, but seems like it would get boring very quickly.

  • jason

    hey its this game, last time i heard an TA noise about it someone said vaporware, good to see its been in production, looks like it will be perfect for the 3G+S crowd

  • jason

    hey its this game, last time i heard an TA noise about it someone said vaporware, good to see its been in production, looks like it will be perfect for the 3G+S crowd

  • http://www.zippygamer.com Jonathan - ZippyGamer.com

    Wow, I've been out of the loop. I didn't even realize the iTouch games could look that nice. Reminds me of classic PS1 games.

    • slothy

      I'd say so, as there are games that graphically speaking, look way better than this.

  • http://www.zippygamer.com Jonathan - ZippyGamer.com

    Wow, I've been out of the loop. I didn't even realize the iTouch games could look that nice. Reminds me of classic PS1 games.

    • slothy

      I'd say so, as there are games that graphically speaking, look way better than this.