Have you got your tickets yet for Renfield? In case you haven’t heard, the latest Skybound film production is a horror-comedy starring Nicolas Cage as the immortal Count Dracula and Nicholas Hoult as his titular familiar. The movie is from a screen story by Skybound founder Robert Kirkman and is due in theaters this Friday, April 14th. It’s been drawing rave reviews so far, and looks poised to be the next big hit at the box-office. In fact, Skybound is so confident you’re gonna love it, we’ve just released an official Renfield video game! Check out the official details below — along with the game’s trailer and some screencaps — to find out how you can start playing Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood…
Skybound Entertainment, the creator-led, multi-platform entertainment company, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, today unveiled and released Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood, a video game inspired by Universal Pictures’ new horror-comedy, Renfield (in theaters April 14), starring Nicolas Cage as Dracula and Nicholas Hoult as his long-suffering servant, Renfield.
Renfield, a Skybound/Giant Wildcat production, is from a screen story by Skybound founder Robert Kirkman, who is also a producer of the film.
Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood is being developed by Skybound partner Mega Cat Studios and is available globally in Steam Early Access for PC starting today for $4.99 / €4.99 / £4.49. Skybound and Mega Cat will be delivering additional content and updates post-launch and throughout the summer.
In the game, inspired by the events of the movie, Dracula tasks players with a simple job — do everything he wants them to do for the rest of his immortal life. It’s a demanding gig, but the benefits are great — immortality, mystic powers and a high-fiber diet of mostly insects. Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood is a single-player adventure that combines the simplicity of one-touch gameplay with frenetic, room-based action for a new roguelite experience. With unique stages, dozens of enemies, diabolical bosses and enough weapons for a bug-powered bloody rampage, Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood shows players the ups and downs of serving the worst boss in history – Dracula.
“Our team is so excited to bring our expertise in fun, retro-style games that are filled with wild humor to the amazing world of Renfield,” said James Deighan, Founder of Mega Cat Studios. “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to be working on this with Skybound and Universal Games and Digital Platforms.”
Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood captures the Renfield film universe with one-touch gameplay that innovates on the familiar roguelite recipe and takes inspiration from extraction shooter games. The simple controls allow players to clear rooms filled with frenetic action while environmental objects and collectibles will create new split-decision moments as players pick their path through hordes of enemies. Players will also deal with Dracula’s constant and hilarious fetch quest demands that parallel the storyline from the movie.
For more information, visit the game’s Steam page.
Evil doesn’t span eternity without a little help.
In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Emmy nominee Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.
Renfield is directed by Emmy winner Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War, The LEGO Batman Movie) from a screen story by The Walking Dead and Invincible creator Robert Kirkman and a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted series, Rick & Morty series).
The film also stars Golden Globe winner Awkwafina (The Farewell, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Emmy winner and Oscar® nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty), Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus) and Brandon Scott Jones (Ghosts, The Other Two).
Renfield is a Skybound/Giant Wildcat production, produced by Chris McKay, Samantha Nisenboim (co-producer, The Tomorrow War), Bryan Furst (Daybreakers), Sean Furst (Daybreakers), Robert Kirkman and David Alpert p.g.a. (The Walking Dead). The executive producer is Todd Lewis (unit production manager, Jason Bourne).