Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Hardsuit Labs and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is part of the “World of Darkness” series. The game is based on the tabletop role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade by White Wolf Publishing House. It is the sequel to the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodline. The story takes place in Seattle in the 21st century. A vampire with thin blood vampire ability is killed and resurrected.
Bloodlines 2 is mainly played from the first person perspective, alternately with the third person for contextual activities. Players assign their characters to one of three sparse disciplines (unique and upgradeable powers), and then join one of the five full-blood clans. The game is scheduled to be released in 2021 and is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox SeriesX.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is mainly presented from the first-person perspective, alternating with the third-person to perform situational activities such as specific attacks. Before the game starts, players will create a vampire character and can choose a character background to tell that they are human, such as a barista (default background, no bonus), professional criminal, coroner, or police officer. Each offers dialogue and interaction options different from the game world. The pronouns of the player character are independently selected according to the body type they choose.
After starting the game, the thin bloodline must choose from the following three upgradeable disciplines (vampire power): Chiropteran (the ability to slide and summon bats), Mentalism (the ability to float objects and people), and Nebulation (the ability to summon) Fog to attack, hide the character or transform into fog to move in a small space). The thin lineage can eventually join one of the five full-blood clans, after which they can access its specific discipline and upgrades in addition to the original thin lineage discipline. Although some powers overlap with clans, no two clans have the same combination of disciplines.
The Brujah clan can increase their physical strength, allowing them to withstand higher damage (potential) and speed (agility). Tremere can use blood magic (Thaumaturgy) or enhance the senses (Auspex) combatively; Toreador also has Celerity, which can direct the worship and dedication of others (Presence); Ventrue can deflect or absorb attacks (toughness), and can control the will of others (Domination); the Markavians also use Auspex, and can dementation the victim. Plan to join other tribes after the release.
Players can perform auxiliary tasks away from the main story, some of which can be discovered through exploration. Players have a mobile phone and can send text messages to non-player characters to obtain information leading to other tasks. It can deal with the enemy and hostile forces in a violent manner, avoid them by stealth, and even lure them with sufficient ability. In addition, players can form alliances with five factions. Faction is determined by ideology rather than ability, and determines who is the player’s friend or foe. They can join multiple factions at the same time, remain loyal or confront them from within, and some factions will refuse to serve players based on their actions.
Blood is necessary for survival, and players can live on part or all of the blood. Blood can also be obtained from rats and blood bags. The enhanced vampire sense can be used to sense resonance in the blood of human victims, indicating their current emotional state, such as fear, desire, pain, anger or joy. Relying on specific resonance can temporarily enhance the player’s abilities, such as increasing their melee strength or seduction ability.
Relying on a specific resonance repeatedly can give permanent enhancement, which is called an advantage. Vampires have an inherent ability called “immersion” that can resist long-range attacks. They can also absorb some damage before their health deteriorates. Their supernatural physical abilities make them cause greater harm to humans.
Players are punished for using certain vampire abilities in front of witnesses; exposing their presence will eventually warn the police. Repeated violations of the masquerade dance will result in civilians choosing to avoid the street altogether, while the player is hunted by other vampires. Players have humanity points, which represent the humanity of vampires. Certain actions require humanitarian actions such as the killing of innocent people. Lower humanity scores will make players more likely to become unconscious beasts.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2: The player character is one of many human beings who become vampires in the “Mass Embrace”. In this event, the rogue vampire publicly attacked humans, disrupted the fancy dress party, and caused divisions among the vampire groups in the city.
Bloodlines 2 was first released in February 2019 with the dating app “Tender” created by Paradox. The application provides the function of using the “soul algorithm” and asks the user’s blood type before providing a match between the user and nearby patients. Twitch’s live broadcast and later Paradox’s own official Twitter account also showed a memo from the fictitious Tender CEO Malcolm Chandler (Malcolm Chandler), stating that it is necessary for the game to be publicly disclosed in San Francisco on March 21, 2019. prepare.
The game is planned to be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Three different pre-order versions are available: Standard, Unapproved, and Blood Moon, which will include two downloadable content packs based on the story, and the Werewolf-themed “Season of the Wolf” expansion. In addition, pre-orders of the unapproved version or higher include in-game items that reference descent characters (such as Jeanette Voerman and Damsel).
Vampire: The Masquerade
Unreal Engine 4
Xbox Series X