UK-based developed Tricktale plans release a new vertical-scrolling shoot'em up that has you on "a rage-fueled quest to seek vengeance for the death of a loved one". Slated for Xbox Live Indie Games, Vampire Rage features co-op play and a neat, Radiant Silvergun-esque sword system that lets you send shots back at enemies.

Though this trailer says Vampire Rage is already out, it isn't available just yet, as Tricktale found a few bugs it needs to address. The team plans to put out the game for only 80 Microsoft Points, and also intend to release Vampire Rage for PC sometime afterward.

With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse releasing to theaters soon, now seems like a great time for a vampire-themed shoot'em up! Well, it almost seems like a it would be a great tie-in, but I have a hard time imagining Twilight fans also having a weakness for shmups...

[Via Shmups.System11.org]