Life Is Strange developer Dontnod’s latest project is an RPG called Vampyr. The game stars a vampire named Jonathan, who stalks the streets of a flu-infested London, fighting off monster hunters and feeding on the living in order to survive.
According to Dontnod, Vampyr will include brawling, shooting, crafting, and a range of missions doled out by non-player characters. The twist, however, is that you’ll have to find mortal victims to slake your thirst for blood.
“Don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice… who will be your prey?” Dontnod’s press release reads. “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…”
It sounds like a solid concept and a clever use of its early 20th-century setting. If Dontnod can couple the world building of Remember Me with a more compelling combat system, we could be in for a claret-spattered treat.
Here’s everything else you need to know about the game:
Vampyr has dropped creepy trailer just in time for launch:
Here’s another gruesome trailer:
A dev diary from DontNod fleshes out Jonathan Reid, Vampyr‘s protagonist, and what the deal is with monster-infested London. Check it out below:
The E3 2017 trailer gives us a look at the highly cinematic – and very dark – London setting that those who choose to take a chance on the game will inhabit.
This next gameplay trailer promises vampiric combat, RPG elements, and, most interestingly, the ability to choose who Jonathan feeds on. Jonathan’s ability to take control of a victim, escort them to a dark place, and drink their blood is by far Vampyr‘s most intriguing gameplay element thus far.
Check out the gameplay trailer below:
You can see the first teaser trailer below:
Vampyr Release Date
Vampyr arrives on June 5. It is coming to XBO, PS4, and PC.
Cédric Lagarrigue, president of publisher Focus Home Interactive, told MCVUK that Vampyr will not feature any DLC.
“This is a purely solo experience; we did not plan DLC. We would prefer, if the reception of the game justifies it, to think about a sequel,” Lagarrigue said. “We and Dontnod already have some ideas, as there are so many incredible things to offer in such a universe.”