I’m from New Orleans – we are suckers (pun intended) for any good Vamp fiction piece so when Dontnod Entertainment, the developers for the wildly successful and award winning title Life is Strange, announced they were dropping a new action RPG called Vampyr – let’s just say it got my blood pumping.
The latest title from the French developer brings the player into 20th century Britain when the fatal Spanish flu quickly swept the streets claiming the lives of the residents of London. In a city that is thrust into turmoil spurned by disease and fear, the vampyrs have flourished in the overflowing opportunity of chaos and death.
The player will play as Doctor Jonathan Reid, a man that has recently fallen victim to this supernatural “gift” and the story follows him as he tries to make sense of his ailment and how to come to terms with who is was and who he has become. This game promises drama, death, self-discovery, and the human struggle – even if you aren’t particularly human anymore.
As it were with Life is Strange, the choices you make will matter. What consequences will your actions as a newly risen vampyr wrought on your quest to find answers? How much of your humanity can you salvage from the dark clutches of the fate cast onto you?
DontNod promises a customizable combat style as well as an arsenal of the finest weaponry alongside an elite set of vampyric skills. Your choices are your own but they will have consequences – as a vampyr, the player will be forced to feed upon human prey – how the doctor handles that particular facet of survival remains to be seen but what we do know is that whatever path you choose, that path will be the final nail in the coffin for the disease-ridden city of London.
There is no official release date at this time but it will be coming to PC, Playstation 4, and the Xbox One tentatively in 2017. You can check out more of the dark and sordid action RPG at their official website and if you haven’t checked out their other monumental hit, Life is Strange, you can do so at the Amazon link provided below: