'''''Vampire Night''''' is a LightGunGame and a joint collaboration between [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] and Creator/{{Sega}} (Under the ''WOW Entertainment'' label) that was later ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, published by the former

The game takes place in an alternate TimeTravel version of 2006 where everything looks like the 19th century. Two {{Dhampyr}}s named Light (or Michel) and Shadow (or Albert) are on a mission to kill the Vampire to end his reign of terror from a local village.

!!The game provides examples of:
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After being defeated, Guillaume lets himself fall off a ledge rather than let Albert and Michel kill him.
-->'''Guillaume''': So...that's the way it is, is it? Me...defeated by humans? Never!
* DeathSeeker: It's implied that Auguste created Albert and Michel to end his existence as he was tired of his undead life.
* ElementalPowers: The bosses of the game have power over one of four elements. This is more evident in their true forms.
** AnIcePerson / MakingASplash: Diane, Queen of Ice. In her human form (through her shadow clones), she summons ice bullets to halt the Vampire Hunters' advance, and her true form allows her to create not only uniquely-shaped ice projectiles (such as chakrams and spears), but also summon a pillar of water to defend herself.
** CastingAShadow: Raoul, Dark Mind. He can [[DoppelgangerAttack create shadow clones of himself]], [[MindOverMatter levitate objects]] to use as jumping platforms with his hand. And in the final phase of the battle, he turns the castle into nothing but darkness, creating an evil DreamLand with a phantasm demon accompanying him as he mutates into...well...a mutant.
** DishingOutDirt: Bathe'lemy, the Knight. His slashes are strong enough to create a shockwave that can move the earth. And in the final phase of the battle, he becomes a golem who can cut through stone pillars with relative ease.
** PlayingWithFire: Guillaume, the Genius. In his human form, he summons fireballs to distract the Vampire Hunters, and his true form has his body being engulfed in a flaming aura.
* FailureKnight: Raoul, who mentions he became a vampire after failing to save his love.
* FiveBadBand:
** The BigBad: Count Auguste, the Vampire
** TheDragon / The DarkChick: Raoul (Dark Mind) and Diane (Ice Queen) alternate between these. While Raoul has quite versatile powers fit for a right-hand man, he is the only one who survive by being reverted into a human. Diane however serves as Auguste's real right-hand and lover.
** The EvilGenius: Guillaume, the Genius
** TheBrute: Bathe'lemy, the Knight
* FrenchJerk: Played straight with four of the FiveBadBand, but highly averted with some regular [=NPCs=] such as Caroline and the Shop Owner.
* HostageSpiritLink: Thankfully averted, the only innocents you come across are those with the vampire sarcomas on them that you have to shoot off. Miss and they turn into vampire mooks you have to put down, but otherwise you are not penalized. Saving all the civilians in the chapter awards you with a bonus life.
* {{Homage}}: Raoul's design is reminiscent of a certain [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Balamb Garden student]].
** Auguste's form of attacks resemble those of the Hangedman and Magician from the first ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' game.
** Bathe'lemy is modeled after UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. His hatred against humanity is similar to Bonaparte's hatred against Negro races.
* MadScientist: Guillaume, who performed twisted experiments on humans.
* OneWingedAngel: All of the bosses pull this on you when you fight them. Special points for Auguste actually having angel wings on him.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Double subverted. Upon Raoul's defeat, Auguste was about to stand up and face Albert and Michel alone, but was stopped by Diane, who reassured him that she'll deal with them.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Diane. No, seriously. A vampire mermaid.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: A variety of vampires you face throughout the game.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Diane initially rejected Caroline's plea for humans and vampires to co-exist. Upon defeat, however, she considered it a possibility right before her death.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The Vampire Hunters. Michel is the Red fueled by his hatred for vampires while Albert is the Blue capable of socializing. Justified by the shots they make and the crosshairs in the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] port of the game (Michel has a red crosshair and his gun shoots red while Albert has a blue crosshair and shoots blue).
* ShoutOut: Raoul mentions his lost love was named [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead Sophie]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: To the first two ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' games. The boss battle life bars are later used for the third and fourth games in the series.
* SuicideBySunlight: [[spoiler:The way the two main characters end their lives. From their point of view, their job was done and there was little reason to go on living in a world they were a danger to.]]
* TagalongKid: Caroline, the little girl whom the heroes save at the beginning of the game.
* WorthyOpponent: Before transforming into his true form, Bathe'lemy acknowledges the Vampire Hunters as worthy opponents.
* {{Zeerust}}: While the game is set in the modern-day France, everything looks as though they were stuck in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution period. This might have to do wuth BigBad's manipulating TimeTravel.