Dontnod Entertainment, the creative minds behind such acclaimed titles as Remember Me and the episodic Life is Strange, has finally opened up about its in-development new IP, Vampyr.
While it isn’t scheduled to release until 2017, the trailer above sheds some light on the company’s mysterious RPG. What we do know is that the project is to be set in 20th century London, exploring a setting that has recently become one of gaming’s go-to environments following the likes of The Order: 1886, Bloodborne and Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
What separates Vampyr from the rest of the pack is the fact that you play as Jonathan E. Reid, a highly-skilled medical surgeon who soon becomes infected from the Spanish flu as it ravages the cobbled streets of Britain. Some time later our stealthy protagonist becomes endowed with the powers of a vampire – incase the stylized moniker didn’t already give it away – inadvertently turning you into public enemy number one. From what we understand, you’ll go up against vampire hunters, creatures of the night and even other vampires as Dontnod’s latest ventures into the supernatural unabated.
There’s still plenty of time between now and launch, but we expect Vampyr to swoop down onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017. For now, be sure to check out the studio’s detailed synopsis of the game below.
Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance. Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice… who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street…