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News video games 29 February 2016, 19:26

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Dontnod’s Vampyr on first screenshots

Life is Strange developer, Dontnod Entertainment, is busy at work on Vampyr, a dark-themed action RPG, whose protagonist is a vampire. A couple of screenshots from the game appeared online.

A couple of new screenshots from Vampyr were posted online. They are dark, ominous, even disturbing, as the game itself is. The next project of Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind widely recognized adventure game Life is Strange, will be set in early 20th century London during the pandemic of the lethal Spanish flu. As if this was not bad enough, the city is plagued by vampires – one of them is Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon and the game’s protagonist.

Dontnod’s Vampyr on first screenshots - picture #1
This time you don’t hunt vampires – you are one of them.
Dontnod’s Vampyr on first screenshots - picture #2
The pandemic of the Spanish flu was a dark period in Europe’s history.
Dontnod’s Vampyr on first screenshots - picture #3
Didn’t your mom tell you not to go into dark alleys during the night?
Dontnod’s Vampyr on first screenshots - picture #4
Early 20th century London is a fitting setting for a game like this.

Playing as a vampire means that apart from completing missions, you will have to feed on people. This brings up some choices: who will be your prey? how will you seduce them? and how will you avoid the consequences? Easy to guess, your course of action will get you many enemies, among them different species of vampires and other creatures, and on the other side – vampire hunters with their deadly weapons and traps, whom you will have to fight. In both melee and ranged combat you will be able to use special vampire powers – however useful, they will always come at a price.

Vampyr is due to release in 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.



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