Sacrilegium has monsters worse than vampires

Horror fans should check out Sacrilegium, a new TopWare Interactive video game being developed

by in-house studio Reality Pump and showcased at E3 2012.

For the uninitiated, Reality Pump has designed a number of genre games in the past, including Two Worlds and the Earth series.

With Sacrilegium, Reality Pump wants to resurrect the survival horror genre both in terms of story and atmosphere, as well as game play and level design. The game tells the story of a 20-year-old California college girl named Alex who is proficient in martial-arts, a skill critical to her survival during a dark journey through the province of Sacrilegium.

In Sacrilegium, Alex encounters a “large array of dangerous and mysterious monstrosities,” including some sort of creature known as a Moroi that looks like a vampire but is actually much more powerful. The video game is built around the the new GRACE 2 engine developed by Reality Pump Studios (a previous iteration of the engine powered Two Worlds).

Additional in-game screenshots are available online here, and they look quite magnificent. Characters are realistically rendered and the lighting and environments are very cool and creepy indeed.

“It pleased us that we succeeded in developing the GRACE 2 engine in a way that enables us to present models and landscapes that make photos look like charcoal drawings compared to the game,” said Miroslaw Dymek, CEO of Reality Pump Studios.

“After all the years that we‘ve dealt with the appearance of medieval stories, it was time to pool the experience acquired and integrate that into a modern action adventure. We’ve definitely achieved that with Sacrilegium.”