Adrenaline-fueled action RPG Vindictus: Defying Fate revealed for PC and consoles

Nexon has unveiled a new action RPG that "takes place in the same realm of 2010 MMORPG Vindictus" called Vindictus: Defying Fate. It is an entirely new game built from the ground-up with Unreal Engine that is set to release on PC (Steam) and consoles, though the specific consoles haven't been detailed yet. A one week pre-alpha test on PC will be coming for the upcoming title on March 13.

A Q&A on Steam answers many questions surrounding the nature of this title. Vindictus: Defying Fate is primarily a single player game, though the development team plans to add a multiplayer mode in its full release. It is not an open world game and will split its fields up via zones. The developers even addressed whether Vindictus: Defying Fate will be a Soulslike game and they've describe the game's fast-paced combat style as a key aspect that differs from classifying it as other Soulslike titles.

Another important detail in the Q&A is that Nexon has not decided if Vindictus: Defying Fate will be a free-to-play or priced game yet. 

Other details addressed are how Vindictus: Defying Fate's "heavier and restrained" battle system make it intrinsicially different from Vindictus and that attack speed, for instance, isn't a stat in Vindictus: Defying Fate.

Most importantly for existing Vindictus players, Vindictus: Defying Fate does not mean that Nexon is ending the service of the original Vindictus title. It is meant to exist alongside it.

Check out the announcement trailer for Vindictus: Defying Fate down below, along with more screenshots and info.

Nexon is excited to announce Vindictus: Defying Fate, a fast-paced action RPG, set in a visually stunning 3D fantasy world inspired by Celtic mythology. Taking place in the same realm created by Nexon in the critically acclaimed 2010 MMORPG, Vindictus, this new action RPG expands the world and lore of the original with immersive environments and exciting, fast-paced combat. Coming for Windows PCs and consoles on a date still to be determined.

Nexon will be holding a public pre-alpha test for Vindictus: Defying Fate in the coming weeks. More details regarding this test, including its starting date, will be shared soon. To participate, players need only add the game to their wishlists on Steam before the pre-alpha test begins. Once the pre-alpha test is underway, the game will be available for download and play by anyone on Steam. The development team would like to encourage all players to provide feedback by joining Vindictus: Defying Fate’s official Discord server and sharing their thoughts there.

On a hero’s path lies no truth or glory. Vindictus: Defying Fate is a fast-paced medieval fantasy adventure that combines adrenaline-fueled combat with the depth and customization of RPGs. Play with a large roster of distinct characters, each boasting unique abilities and combos, including series favorites Lann and Fiona. Face fearsome Fomorian creatures based on classic Irish mythology and brace for cunning monsters that tower over your character, poised to challenge your prowess. Embrace the challenge, embark on your journey, and be part of the saga that defies fate!

Vindictus: Defying Fate