DONTNOD’s Vampyr, which has been in development for multiple years now, is finally hitting consoles and PCs next week on June 5th. A new launch trailer has been released to celebrate the game’s retail release, which you can check out below. The trailer is cinematic in nature and reveals the good Doctors descent into madness after he becomes a vampire.
If you like what you see Vampyr will be available next Tuesday for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
In Vampyr you play as Dr. Jonathan Reid, a famous surgeon and blood transfusion specialist, freshly turned into a vampire after arriving back in his home city of London following the Great War. A man of logic and science, Reid’s firm beliefs are turned inside-out after awakening to a once-hidden world of secret societies, ungodly creatures, and ancient orders set upon ending his existence. All the while, London’s population crumbles under the pressure of a terrible disease – and Dr. Reid may be the city’s last hope to stop it.
Every one of Vampyr’s citizens is part of an interconnected social web, and the fate of one citizen in a social circle will impact the everyday life of the others, as well as the direction of the narrative. Each citizen has their own story, life, and amibitions – and every last one can be spared or sacrificed in Reid’s quest. Reid is a vampire, and the fastest way to evolve and unlock new supernatural abilities for combat is by drinking the blood of the living. In Vampyr, it’s not “Do I kill?” but “Who do I kill?”. Deadly encounters plague the doctor’s journey, and each citizen offers a tempting source of power… but there will be consequences.
Each of the four main districts have health status linked with the number of living, dead, and sick citizens. By feeding sparingly and keeping the populace healthy with crafted medicines, balance can be maintained. However, if the health status drops too low, the district will be lost to supernatural creatures along with every quest, shop, and citizen within. If every district of London falls, the game can still be played to completion, though with an outcome that suits such recklessness.
Your actions will save or doom London.
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