RELEASE : 2020
VAMPIRE : The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
Vampire : The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Hardsuit Labs and published by Paradox Interactive. Set in White Wolf Publishing‘s World of Darkness, the game is based on White Wolf’s tabletop role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade and is the sequel to the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. The story follows a human in 21st-century Seattle, who is killed and revived as a thinblood vampire with relatively weak vampiric abilities.
Before the game begins, players create a vampire character, and can select a character background that informs who they were as a human, such as a barista (the default background, with no bonuses), career criminal, coroner, or a police officer, with each offering different dialog and interaction options with the game world. The player character’s pronouns are chosen independently from their selected body type.After starting the game, the thinblood must choose from one of three upgradable Disciplines (vampiric powers): Chiropteran (the ability to glide and summon bats), Mentalism (the ability to levitate objects and people), and Nebulation (the ability to summon mist to attack, conceal the character, or transform into mist to move through small spaces).
Blood is necessary for survival and the player can feed on living beings, taking some or all of their blood; blood can also be obtained from rats and blood bags. Heightened vampiric senses can be used to sense Resonances in the blood of human victims, indicating their current emotional state, such as fear, desire, pain, anger, or joy. Feeding on specific Resonances grants temporary enhancements to the player, for example increasing their melee strength or seduction ability. Repeatedly feeding on a particular Resonance can grant permanent enhancements called Merits. Vampires possess an inherent ability called Soak that provides resistance against ranged attacks; they also can absorb some damage before their health starts to deteriorate. Their supernatural physical abilities allow them to inflict greater damage on humans.