If you’re among those anxiously awaiting the upcoming sequel Vampire: The Masquerade â€“ Bloodlines 2, publisher Paradox Interactive has released a 28-minute gameplay demo with commentary from Ka’ai Cluney, the creative director at developer Hardsuit Labs.
You can find much more info on Vampire: The Masquerade â€“ Bloodlines 2 and watch the gameplay demo below.
VICTIM OF THE MASS EMBRACE
Thrown into a dark, unforgiving world.
Enter the night as one of several humans inexplicably attacked in a Mass Embrace, suddenly thrown into the dangerous and ruthless vampire politics of Seattle. Tensions between the factions in Seattle are at an all-time high, and this unsanctioned attack throws the status quo into chaos. An inquest is called in order to get to the bottom of the mystery, and youâ€™re the star witnessâ€¦ whether you like it or not.
Take on your foes through first perspective combat. Wield a range of melee weapons and firearms, but in the end: You are the ultimate weapon!
Written by Brian Mitsoda, the creative mind behind the original Bloodlines, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 reacts to your every choice in a narrative where different paths, and outcomes, abound. Your human background, the Thinblood discipline you choose, the fullblood clan you join, the faction you align with and how you maintain your humanity as a vampire all affect your playthrough.
BLOOD IN THE STREETS
Control the blood.
As one of the few free agents in town, you will choose a side and play an important role in the factional war to control the blood trade. But can your allies answer why you were made, whoâ€™s pulling the strings, and who your real enemies are? Or will you be more concerned with what you can do to get ahead among the vampire elite? The choice is yours.
Some rules are unbreakable.
You donâ€™t break The Masquerade. To ensure survival, Kindred must keep their existence secret to humans – and The Prince of Seattle is sure to deal with any breach.
Unlock your full Kindred potential.
Choose one of three starting Thinblood disciplines and discover your full power when you choose your fullblood clan and get two additional disciplines. Read about the playable clans to learn more about their powers.
Enhance your vision and hearing to reveal hidden objects and discover the secrets of the Seattle night.
In the end, it all comes back to blood.
As a vampire, you don’t feed to survive; you live to feed. Whether you prefer your blood roiling with Pain, hot with Rage, thick with Delirium; whether you prefer your victims to be in Fear or your partner to be in the throes of Desire: The Resonances of your victims shapes what kind of vampire you become. Be without it for too long and you will inevitably descend into Frenzy to get hold of it.
A City Run on Blood
From its founding, Seattle has been run by vampires. In Bloodlines 2, you will stalk your prey across Seattleâ€™s districts – faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness. Meet the old blood founders present since the cityâ€™s birth and the new blood steering the tech money which is rapidly redefining the city. Everyone has hidden agendas – so choose your allies wisely.
Find your place among competing factions, each with their own unique traits and stories, in the war for Seattleâ€™s blood trade. The world will judge you by the company you keep, but remember: no oneâ€™s hands stay clean forever.
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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be released in early 2020.
We sat down with Hardsuit Labs Creative Director Ka’ai Cluney and asked him to provide insight and commentary on this pre-alpha gameplay demo build from May 2019, first shown at E3 and more recently at Gamescom.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will launch on PC and consoles in 2020 and is now available for pre-order. To learn more about Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, please visit www.bloodlines2.com.