Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Revealed with Trailer
If you’re one of the many that have been waiting 15 years for a proper sequel to 2004’s Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, you’re time has come. Paradox Interactive announced during GDC that they’re officially producing a sequel. Titled Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2, Hardsuit Labs is the team developing the project.
Activision published the newly announced game’s predecessor, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines. Developed by Troika Games, the tabletop RPG adaptation was rife with troubles during production. After three years working on the project with no apparent end in sight, the publisher demanded that the studio set a firm release date.
The title was eventually released shortly thereafter, but do to a rushed end of development, it harbored a slew of technical issues. However, the game was praised for its fantastic blend of gameplay and storytelling, making it a bit of a cult classic to this day.
In 2015, Paradox Interactive obtained the rights to the Bloodline series following their purchase of White Wolf Publishing. At the time, Paradox’s CEO, Fredrik Wester, teased a possible sequel saying that “when the time is right I guess a sequel will find its place in the market.” It looks as though that time has come.
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is on display this week at GDC. In it, you take on the role of newly turned vampire and have to weave your way through the vampire politics and clans of Seattle.
The game is a first-person RPG that will feature both stealth and combat prominently. As you play through the game you’ll utilize various powers you’ve acquired due to becoming a vampire. Though it’s not actual gameplay, you can seen several of these powers utilized in the Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 trailer above.
Paradox confirmed the game won’t be making it out this year. It’s set for 2020 and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But if you’re looking for something sooner, read up on all the game’s coming this year via Nerd Much?’s complete list of 2019 games.