A few weeks ago we were wondering if we might get a sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines or a different game altogether from the series. Today we found out as Paradox Interactive along with Hardsuit Labs have officially announced Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, a true successor to the 2004 PC title. The game will essentially allow you to live out your vampire wishes in Seattle, reimagined through the eyes of the World Of Darkness universe. Much as it is in the world of VTM, you'll need to choose a clan and make uneasy alliances in order to not just thrive but survive. The trailer itself looks stunning, which you can check out below, along with screenshots, info on the game, and quotes from both companies on the game. Sadly, the game won't be out for another year as it was announced for Q1 of 2020.
"Fans of the original Bloodlines have been hungry for a sequel for a long time, and we began to hear those suggestions — well, demands — as soon as we began to work with the World of Darkness," said Ebba Ljungerud, CEO of Paradox Interactive. "We all understood what this opportunity could mean, but it was essential for both us and for Hardsuit Labs that any sequel should be done properly; a true successor guided by the people who knew what made the original so special. Keeping this game a secret for the last few years has been quite the Masquerade for us! It's both exciting and relieving to finally let everybody know what we have in store for them."
"At Hardsuit Labs we're proud to have assembled a team of industry veterans who have worked on blockbuster titles, ranging from narrative-driven RPGs to action-packed shooters," said Andy Kipling, CEO of Hardsuit Labs. "We started working on our pitch almost immediately after we heard that Paradox had acquired the IP and I'm thrilled that Paradox recognized our passion and abilities. We are honored to be bringing Bloodlines 2 to fans all over the world."
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 features:
- Become the Ultimate Vampire – Immerse yourself in the World of Darkness and live out your vampire fantasy in a city filled with intriguing characters that react to your choices. You and your unique disciplines are a weapon in a forward-driving, fast-moving, melee-focussed combat system. Your power will grow as you advance, but remember to uphold the Masquerade and guard your humanity … or face the consequences.
- Descend into Seattle's Dark Heart and Survive the Vampire Elite – Seattle has always been run by vampires. Hunt your prey across Seattle locations faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness. Meet the old blood founders present since the city's birth and the new blood steering the tech money redefining the city. Everyone has hidden agendas – so choose your allies wisely.
- Enter into Uneasy Alliances – Choose a side among competing factions, each with their own unique traits and stories, in the war for Seattle's blood trade. The world will judge you by the company you keep, but remember no one's hands stay clean forever.
- Experience the Story – Written by the creative mind behind the original Bloodlines, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 brings the ambitions of the first to life and sees the return of a few fan favorite characters.