Development studio Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive have announced the development of Vampyr, a vampire based role-playing game which will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017. I’m a huge fan of vampires and will be following this one closely to see where it goes! Dontnod is the studio that brought us Remember Me and Life is Strange.
Even though this is labelled as a concept teaser, I love the art style of the game, hopefully they’re stick to that at least. The studio is promising a game which offers a unique, deeply immersive role-playing experience steeped in vampire mythology set in early 20th century Britain.
Vampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakens. You are Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon transformed into a vampire upon his return home from the frontline.
Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance. Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice… who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street…
Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you “alive”; it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use.
Definitely sounds right up my alley, and I love the idea that who you kill will impact the gameplay as you move forward. The game will not only feature exploration and seduction, but also melee combat with ranged shooting mechanics and vampire powers, and a deep crafting system.
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