Breaking: Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Official, PC, XBO, PS4 2020: Check out the Trailer
It’s happening, friends and ghouls! Announced via stream, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is official. Bringing back the writer from the original Bloodlines, and releasing Q1 2020 across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Set in Seattle, the game’s focus is to recapture and recreate the feeling and style of the original game. Promises of major combat, expanded sandbox, and a huge amount of story and dialogue excite as well. The developers went into a new ability called Resonance, where feeding will endow you with emotional powers that can affect your vampiric abilities (think feeding on a sexual partner, vs. attacking a fearful stranger). There’s also Nebulation, which turns the player into a mist (similar to Alucard’s Fog Form from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night). From the official Steam page (although it is also available across Epic, GOG, and more):
Sired in an act of vampire terrorism, your existence ignites the war for Seattle’s blood trade. Enter uneasy alliances with the creatures who control the city and uncover the sprawling conspiracy which plunged Seattle into a bloody civil war between powerful vampire factions.
Become the Ultimate Vampire
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. You and your unique disciplines are a weapon in our forward-driving, fast-moving, melee-focussed 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 by vampires. Hunt your prey across Seattle locations faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness. 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 the Story
Written by the creative mind behind the original Bloodlines, Vampire: The Masquerade® – Bloodlines™ 2 brings the ambitions of the first game to life and sees the return of a few fan favorite characters..
You can pre-order the game right now via Steam, and there are three editions:
- Standard: $59.99 (Base Game, First Blood Pre-Order Pack)
- Unsanctioned: $69.99 (All Standard Content, Unsanctioned Blood Pack)
- Blood Moon: $89.99 (All Standard and Unsanctioned Content, Season of the Wolf Season Pass)
Update: A first look at the Unsanctioned Edition has appeared, and it’s all very cool. Made up of mostly Bloodlines 1 stuff, we have a table based on the Sarcofogus (which was a major part of the main plot of BL1), and costumes that let you dress up as Smiling Jack and (!!!) Jeanette, the co-owner of The Asylum club (the location with the best music of all time).