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Tropico dev announces Victor Vran, a new monster-hunting action RPG

Victor Vran

Victor Vran is something a little different for Haemimont Games, the studio best known for the strategy/management Tropico series. It's an action-RPG that aims to "bring a fresh perspective to the genre" through unique weapons, powers, and special moves, including the ability to jump.

If you're having trouble envisioning how jumping will work in an isometric action-RPG, fear not: The trailer above is brief, but does include a demonstration leap (followed by a demonstration area-effect hammer-slam) as well as quite a bit of dodge-rolling (roll-dodging?) which is presumably how your in-game avatar will go about keeping himself out of trouble.

Players will be able to customize their Victor Vran experience with a "vast array" of weapons, different outfits, demonic powers, and "fate cards." The game will also support online co-op multiplayer for up to four VVs at once.

Victor Vran is scheduled to come out in May, but prior to that will launch on Steam as an Early Access title. There's also a bit more to see at victorvran.com. And now, screens!

Victor Vran

Victor Vran

Victor Vran

Victor Vran

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.