Paradox Interactive Unveils New Gameplay Footage for ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’ [Watch]

Eager to see just what The Chinese Room and Paradox Interactive have been doing gameplay-wise with Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2? You’ve got your wish with not one but two gameplay videos for the long-awaited RPG. The Chinese Room’s Creative Director, Alex Skidmore, was joined by the developer’s Community Manager Joshua Matthews to do a deep-dive into Bloodlines 2‘s mechanics and setting.

“The gameplay and action of Bloodlines 2 is a sort of dance. As players explore the world, soak in the atmosphere, and make strategic choices, they affect their relationships with the characters around them,” explained Skidmore. “Players can choose their legend, but the world is dynamic, and characters will remember how you treat them. Think carefully, and trust no one.”

Matthews and Skidmore highlight an early-game mission, discussing why the player character, Phyre, infiltrates an abandoned warehouse to uncover clues about the mysterious mark on their hand. Players must choose their actions wisely, whether in confronting the court’s secret keeper like Willem, or meeting unruly ghouls and illusions that cloud the environment. Acting as “The Sheriff” of the Court, Phyre’s choices impact how the world perceives them and bring them closer to uncovering Seattle’s secrets.

And as highlighted last year with the reveal of the game’s initial clans, depending on which clan you choose, you’ll have a variety of playstyles and Disciplines at your disposal, creating different ways to explore. Details on each clan’s respective Disciplines will be available this year.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is currently in development for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series. The game is aiming for a Fall 2024 release.

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