Vampyr, the narrative-driven action-RPG from DONTNOD Entertainment, releases next week – take control of newly-turned vampire Dr. Jonathan Reid on Tuesday, June 5th, available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Today, prepare to stalk or save the streets of 1918 London with Vampyr’s Launch Trailer!
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.
Learn more about Vampyr in a live Q&A stream with the developers on Monday, June 4th on Twitch!
Vampyr releases June 5th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available at http://vampyr-game.com/.
Prowl the disease ridden streets in Vampyr – a darkly atmospheric action RPG from the studio behind ‘Remember Me’ and ‘Life is Strange’, developed using Unreal Engine 4. Set in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the Vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakes; as the player it is you who determines how to harness your new powers, by specializing in deadly, versatile RPG skill-trees that change the way you play. As a doctor recently turned into a Vampire, you try to understand your new affliction. Your quest of intuition, discoveries and struggles, will be filled with death and drama, while your attempt to stem the irrepressible thirst that constantly drives you to take human lives. 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.
- Explore a darkly atmospheric early 20th century London
- Play a tormented and powerful Vampire learning the rules of his new condition―a man of science, a beast of the night: Your toughest battles will be within yourself
- Build your own combat style through a wide range of crafted weapons and powerful Vampire abilities to defeat a large and unique bestiary
- Moral choices will shape your story: How human can a Vampire be when he must feed?
Founded in 2008, DONTNOD is an independent studio that develops video games in popular genres, such as adventure (Life is Strange), action (Remember Me) and RPG (Vampyr). Every new game is an original, multi-platform creation with a unique narrative experience and gameplay and is aimed at a wide audience, whether released in episodes, or in “one-shot” format. The studio has built an international reputation amongst working with worldwide leading publishers such as Square Enix, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive and Capcom. More information on the website: www.dont-nod.com
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Vampyr, Call of Cthulhu, Farming Simulator, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Necromunda: Underhive Wars, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Spintires: MudRunner, Fear the Wolves, GreedFall and many more. More information on the website: www.focus-home.com
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