Press release

Vampire Survivors gets whimsical, new DLC TIDES OF THE FOSCARI announced!

Indie Studio poncle have revealed the next DLC for the smash hit ‘reverse bullet hell’ Vampire Survivors: high fantasy trope-a-thon Tides of the Foscari. The DLC is set to launch on PC, mobile and Xbox on 13th April for $1.99/€1,99/£1.59

The announcement comes the day after the indie game swept the BAFTAs with two wins for Best Design and Best Game.
DLC playable at Vampire Survivors booth at WASD
Want to get your claws on Tides of the Foscari? You can play the new DLC RIGHT NOW if you head down to the poncle booth at the WASD festival in London (someone brought the wrong build lol). There’s also a photobooth, a giveaway, and lots of other cool vampiric goodies to sink your fangs into. Check it out!
Tides of the Foscari DLC Overview
Tides of the Foscari is a fantasy hero folklore trope-palooza packed to the rafters with hulking swordsmen, crafty mages, and quick-shooting rogues. poncle have left no cliche untouched – and possibly invented a few of their own. There’s a whole new stage to get stuck into, plus characters, weapons, music tracks, and some truly terrible beasts waiting to slaughter or be slaughtered. 
Nestled deep within a continent-sized forest is Foscari Academy, a school where the elite of the world train their children for careers as powerful wizards, indefatigable generals, and expert spies. The Academy is divided into three houses, a premise hitherto untouched in all of fantasy fiction - The Azure Tower, The Crimson Anvil and The Amber Sickle. Three students, one from each house, brave the journey into a forest stuffed with mythological creatures, all to have a jolly adventure, with absolutely nothing interrupting the whimsy.
New Content
Eight new characters! Including our central trio:
  • Eleanor - Star pupil of The Azure Tower and a skilled magic user, Eleanor is as bright as she is shy.
  • Maruto - Undefeated champion of The Crimson Anvil. Stern, brooding, but with a heart of gold beneath his scowl, Maruto is a man of few words and strong arm.
  • Keitha - Sly, quick-witted, and fun loving, Keitha will do anything for a bit of adventure and levity. Deliberately stays near the bottom of class rankings in The Amber Sickle to avoid hassle.
A brand new stage!
  • Lake Foscari -  An enchanted forest stuffed with fae mysteries, mythological entities, and beasts you’d find in any given RPG bestiary. The perfect place to have an average adventure with zero complications.
13 new weapons, including:
  • SpellString
  • Eskizzibur
  • Flash Arrow
  • Prismatic Missile
But wait, there’s more!
  • Character + enemy animation!
  • 7 music tracks!
  • 21 achievements!
  • Surprises! (we can’t say how many, it’s a surprise)

About Vampire Survivors Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters thrown at you. The genre-defining “be the bullet hell” action game has almost 180,000 Steam reviews (98% overwhelmingly positive) is one the most played Steam Deck games, featured on the New Yorker’s “Game of the Year” list, and holds a Metacritic score of 94 (Xbox).
About Developer poncle
‘poncle’ is a small game dev studio founded by Luca Galante, based in London. After cutting his teeth (fangs?) on a series of HTML5 projects, Luca developed Vampire Survivors as a pandemic passtime, hoping to improve his skills as a developer. The game was an unexpected smash hit and has since gathered a massive cult following. Today poncle is a merry band of programmers, designers, artists, and other gamemaking-folk, working to make Vampire Survivors the best it can be.