Recently, it seems that vampire games have a renaissance.
Perhaps it was Dontnod’s Vampyr that started this movement, as right now, two Vampire: The Masquerade games are in development: one of them is Bloodlines’ sequel with a Seattle setting, and another one, a single-player narrative adventure, with a New York setting. (We wrote about both games previously.) Now, another vampire game is coming (and we hope we won’t face an overload like with zombie games four years ago), called Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, to be published by Kalypso Media and developed by Palindrome Interactive. It’s going to be a strategy game, and let’s face it, we don’t see many strategy titles featuring vampires…
„Descend into a mythical world filled with horrors and legends with Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, and hurl yourself into a compelling gothic adventure paired with challenging game experience. Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, that combines empire management and turn-based combat with unique card-game elements. Discover the secrets of Nemire and experience an enthralling story from the perspective of four mighty vampire lords, each with their own goals and agendas,” the game’s website says. It also mentions „12 meticulously crafted missions and four unique environments,” as well as to „command one of three unique vampire clans with distinctive units, powers, gameplay mechanics and characters. Play as the bloodthirsty Dracul, the ancient Nosfernus or the mystical Moroia!”
There will also be „original card game elements,” and „each clan and vampire lord has access to their own set of cards, which can be synergized into powerful combinations.” You can also „command your armies, recruit new units and unlock crucial technologies in the strategic Kingdom mode, and then put your tactical skills to the test in the action-packed Combat mode.” There will be three different gameplay modes as well: „the story-driven Campaign, the open-world Sandbox, and the hard-fought Skirmish mode.”
How will they mix the cards into all this? We’ll see later, as Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is launching this September on PC, followed by a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch port in the first quarter of 2020.