Publisher Focus Home Interactive has just released a story trailer for the upcoming Vampyr. The game is an action-RPG that is being developed by DONTNOD Entertainment. The trailer provides a few mysterious story beats as an eerie rendition of “Don’t Fear the Reaper” plays in the background.
In Vampyr, you assume the role of a doctor named Jonathan Reid in 1918 London. Jonathan is a newly-turned vampire who has just returned home from World War I. He soon discovers the existence of a dark and supernatural world of which he is now a part.
On top of being thrust into this strange new world, Jonathan is also working to find a cure for a disease that is devastating the citizens of London. He must do this while confronting his need to feed on those he swore to protect, as well as attempting to find out who is responsible for his transformation.
You will be able to experience Jonathan’s plight when Vampyr launches on June 5th.
Interested in this one. Waiting to see how it develops and reviews.
Dontnod Entertainment’s next title Vampyr will be released in less than two weeks. To prepare gamers for the choices the action-RPG will offer, the developer took to Twitch to showcase nearly an hour of gameplay.
The stream kicks off around six hours into the game’s story. Players can kill or spare any of the London residents, and each choice has its advantages and disadvantages. Using his talents as a doctor, the game’s protagonist Jonathan Reid can cure people by conducting experiments and crafting medicines. Doing this not only improves the life of the person he’s assisted, it also improves the quality of life for the whole district. However, as a vampire, he needs to drink blood to become more powerful. The healthier a citizen, the better power boost their blood provides. The balance between life and death is the key to keeping districts alive.
The game has four districts that each has their own health gauge affected by the number of citizens who are dead, ill or healthy. If the gauge is low, shop prices increase, citizens get sick and their quality of life deteriorates. If it reaches critical, the district is lost, so all shops, side quests and regular inhabitants are gone permanently, replaced by enemies. If all four districts fall, all is not lost — players can still complete the game, but bear in mind the game will reward them with “the ending they deserve”.
Vampyr will be released on June 5th.