Paradox Interactive has been working for a while on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, their latest video game translation of the popular tabletop RPG and a sequel to the original Bloodlines. You play a Thinblood, trying to survive in the underground vampiric society of Seattle (because if you were a vampire you’d naturally go to the place with the least amount of sun).
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has two new trailers, thanks to E3: they both focus on gameplay, but one offers an extended look.
- Feed Your Power, Own the Night – Immerse yourself in the World of Darkness and live out your vampire fantasy in a city filled with intriguing characters that react to your choices. Your unique disciplines, vampiric powers granted by the clan you join, make you a supernatural weapon in a forward-driving, fast-moving, melee-focused combat system. Your power will grow as you advance, but remember to uphold the Masquerade and guard your humanity … or face the consequences.
- Descend into Seattle’s Dark Heart and Survive the Vampire Elite – Seattle has always been run, albeit secretly, by vampires. Hunt your prey across Seattle locations faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness, from the piers of the waterfront to the bars and clubs of Pioneer Square. Meet the old blood founders present since the city’s birth and the new blood steering the tech money redefining the city. Everyone has hidden agendas – so choose your allies wisely.
- Enter into Uneasy Alliances – Choose a side among competing factions, each with their own unique traits and stories, in the war for Seattle’s blood trade. The world will judge you by the company you keep, but remember no one’s hands stay clean forever.
- Experience a Reactive, Branching Narrative – 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.
Paradox still isn’t ready to release Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 — but it now has a release target of 2020 for PC and consoles, and preorders are now open.