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Vampyr is Dontnod’s blood-sucking RPG, and details have been spilt at E3


Life is Strange developer Dontnod first revealed to us their creature-of-the-night RPG Vampyr back in January, but were reluctant to talk much. At E3 they’re still holding their tongues, but we do now have an official outline and a conceptual teaser trailer to get a better look at what we can expect from the gothic horror.

“Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance,” reads the official press release. “Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice… who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street.”

“As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.”

Those heavy decisions over who you will slaughter to keep your thirst at bay sounds like the defining issues of modern day adventure games, which Dontnot is doing rather well with when it comes to Life is Strange. But Vampyr is no adventure game; it’s an RPG with shooting and melee combat. You’ll also be able to call on your supernatural vampire abilities, but the energy that powers these tricks is your health. Draining your own blood will defeat enemies faster, but also damage you. Seems like vampirism really is the ultimate curse.

Vampyr has no release date as of yet, but expect it sometime in 2017.

Thanks, OnlySP.