Press release

Stunlock Studios reveals release date for the upcoming V Rising Expansion with a spine-chilling Cinematic Trailer

Everything you need to know about “Secrets of Gloomrot” 
- Coming May 17th! 

Skövde, Sweden – 13th April 2023 – Today, Stunlock Studios released the teaser trailer and website for the highly anticipated “Secrets of Gloomrot”, a free expansion for V Rising, coming May 17th. The popular vampire survival game has sold over 3 million copies since its Early Access release and is now celebrating its one-year anniversary with a massive content update.

The update lets players explore Gloomrot, a new biome with two unique areas twisted in the pursuit of cruel science. Hunt the blood of the brilliantly insane to harness the power of lightning and enter a new age of technology. And the developers don’t stop there. The castle building will be dramatically improved, allowing multiple floor constructions, claiming castle territories, and adding more ways to customize your domain. Combat will be more diverse with new weapon types, a new spell school, and now letting players modify their spells to their liking with the jewel system. The world of Vardoran has also been revamped with new points of interest to visit, visual updates, new items, and enemy types. There will also be a total of 13 additional bosses to hunt down to obtain fresh dark knowledge. All this and more as Secrets of Gloomrot drops on May 17th. Check out the full list of features on the official website:

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Survive as a newly awakened vampire in a world ruled by humans and rise to become the next Dracula. Feed on blood to gain new powers, hide from the scorching sun, and engage in real-time PvE and PvP combat set in a dark fantasy realm. Raise your castle and invite friends to join as you explore a vast open world, pillage villages, skirmish with bandits, and delve into the lairs of supernatural beasts. Attack other player’s castles, or become a diplomat in a game of blood, power, and betrayal.

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About Stunlock Studios
Stunlock Studios is one of the leading independent Swedish game developers in Skövde, known for vampire survival game V Rising and arena brawler Battlerite. Out now in Early Access, V Rising’s gothic world has already attracted more than 3 million vampiric initiates and Battlerite was one of the most popular free-to-play games on Steam with over 6 million unique players entering the arena. With a passion for multiplayer action games, the studio crafts groundbreaking and community-driven games, always with their players in mind.


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