It was announced last week that a sequel to the 2004 RPG cult classic, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, was happening a mere fifteen years later.
I cannot accurately express how excited I am about this news. Vampire has been a favorite of mine ever since I first played back in 2006, and every couple of years, I go back to this game and fight, sneak and talk my way in and out of stressful and often hilarious supernatural scenarios.
This game was officially announced last week as being developed by Paradox Interactive and will find a the player assuming the role of a hapless thin blood that was a casualty of a “Mass Embrace” (the act of turning a human to a vampire), an activity that is considered illegal within the vampire hierarchy.
One thing that I think is amazing is the fact that, after all these years, the writer of the last Bloodlines game, Brian Mitsoda, will be coming back to pen this latest game along with industry veteran Cara Ellison.
This series has a long and storied history as a tabletop RPG that seems similar to Dungeons and Dragons (I have played neither game so if I am wrong, please forgive me), giving players the ability to really immerse themselves in the creation of both a character and their play style. The last Vampire game was incredibly dialogue heavy and rich with characters that almost never felt cookie cutter or repetitive. Hopefully, this new entry in the series will follow the same route and give us eclectic, over the top and violent/hilarious denizens of the night.
This new game will take place in Seattle and will be made available across all platforms and is actually already available for pre-order for PC. If you’re interested I’ll leave a link here and be sure to check out the game’s official website here. But for now, enjoy the first trailer.
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 will be released sometime in 2020.