Microsoft and Bethesda have announced that Redfall, the upcoming vampire slaying shooter from Arkane Studios, hits Xbox Series X and S on May 2nd, 2023. As usual, the title will be available day one for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

The grand reveal arrived during Xbox's first ever Developer Direct showcase, which delivered a huge new look at Redfall via the above gameplay deep dive. The event also featured Forza Motorsport and Minecraft Legends, along with a few other Xbox titles including the day one shadow drop of Hi-Fi RUSH!

Anyway, back to Redfall. Arkane says this is their biggest game to date, featuring the dense open world "island town of Redfall" - a town that happens to be teeming with big bad vampire lads, all the way up to the game's "vampire god" boss enemies. Sounds spooky.

Here's a fresh introduction to Redfall, straight from the team at Arkane:

"Danger lurks around every corner and it’s up to you to clean up the streets. Take on a variety of missions throughout the world and face down terrifying vampire underbosses to make the town a little safer for the survivors.

While you’re busy being the friendly neighborhood vampire hunter, you’ll also be gathering intel about the mysteries surrounding the island and its new vampire overlords — intel that will eventually lead you to the vampire gods controlling everything…"

Excited to go hands on with Redfall in just a few months' time? Leave your thoughts down below!