One of the surprisingly good games of late 2004 (which was pushed behind the spotlight of Half-Life 2…) is getting a sequel!
Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs announced that Troika Games’ (Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, Jason Anderson – the first two are now making The Outer Worlds at Obsidian) title is getting a sequel, and at the moment, the worst case scenario is that its launch would be just one year (!) away, unless a delay happens, which tends to happen.
„Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is an RPG set in a Seattle faithfully re-imagined in the World of Darkness […], featuring reactive storytelling, fast-paced melee combat, and intriguing characters with their own hidden motives. Players will become the ultimate vampire as they stalk the city streets for prey, manoeuvre complex political relationships, and balance their need for blood against their withering humanity.
Created in an act of vampire insurrection, your existence ignites a blood war among the vampire factions who run Seattle. To survive, you’ll choose a clan and enter into uneasy alliances with the competing factions in a world which will react to every choice you make. Unleash your supernatural powers against your prey, but be mindful of your surroundings at all times or run the risk of breaking the Masquerade — the absolute law of secrecy that keeps Vampire society hidden from humanity. […]”, the press release says. Brian Mitsoda, the creative mind of the first game (who also worked as a designer on it) will return to be the lead narrative designer of Bloodlines 2, but now, he works with another team. Also, the location has changed – the first game was set in Los Angeles…
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines came out on PC in the past, but the sequel will hit the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC as well in the first quarter of 2020. It will be hard to overcome the quality of the first game, but let’s see if Paradox/Hardsuit Labs can pull it off.
The preordering is already available on Paradox Store, Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store for 60 dollars. (Let’s hope it won’t become another Epic Games Store exclusive…) There’s also a 90-dollar Blood Moon Edition, which also contains the Season of the Wolf Season Pass.