Paradox is working on a sequel to the cult classic RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines called, appropriately enough, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is a full sequel to the original game and not a remake or re-imagining as some suspected this upcoming project might be. Its story takes place in Seattle where an event known as the “Mass Embrace” has left the city overrun with vampires. You play one of the young vampires created during this event. In fact, your first (and main) mission is to find out who it was that sired you during this event that seems to have not been approved by high ranking members of the vampire community.
The set-up is somewhat similar to the one in the first game, as is the purpose of this premise. Much like before, Bloodlines 2 asks you to discover what kind of vampire you really are. While that involves working with and against various vampire clans in order to determine your allegiance, it also means answering that question through your every action. Considering that the original Bloodlines had one of the better morality systems in gaming, we fully expect this title to continue its legacy in that respect.
However, there is one area where Bloodlines 2 thankfully abandons what came before: the combat system. The original game’s combat mechanics were widely considered to be among its worst features. Bloodlines 2 has upgraded that combat system and made it much more fluid and cinematic. Early reports indicate that the game’s revamped combat mechanics emphasize things like combos, melee weapons, and your character’s wide range of powers. While Bloodlines 2 is still not a full-on action game, those who were turned off by the original title’s often cumbersome action shouldn’t hesitate to give this one a try.
In general, we’d recommend that any RPG fans keep their eyes on this one. Bloodlines is considered to be one of the PC gaming’s most impressive RPGs and one of the best translations of the tabletop RPG experience to the world of gaming. Its unique environment, fascinating faction system, horror tones, and variety of choices all seem to have migrated to this sequel that was clearly designed to address the original’s glowing flaws.
Here’s everything we know about Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2:
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Release Date
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is aiming for a late 2020 release date. It will still be available for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. There is no word regarding the game’s PS5 release at this time.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Trailer
A stylish new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 focuses on the game’s absurdity, humor, dark tones, and compellingly macabre world.
This demo for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 showcases nearly a half-hour of fresh gameplay footage that should give you a better idea of how this sequel works.
The latest trailer, which showcases the game rendered with Nvidia’s revolutionary RTX ray-tracing graphics card, arrived at Gamescom 2019:
E3 2019 brought us our first good look at Bloodline 2‘s gameplay and a better look at its stunning visuals. Check it out:
And here’s the debut trailer for Bloodlines 2: