Focus Home Interactive have released a new trailer for Vampyr, the upcoming action RPG from Dontnod, the studio behind Life is Strange (because what better to follow up teenage drama with than vampires, right?). The video doesn’t have any gameplay footage in it, instead opting for pre-rendered scenes that should help us get a feel for the atmosphere. They’ve also revealed the game will be coming in November this year.
In Vampyr, you take on the role of doctor Jonathan Reid, an inhabitant of London in the year of our lord 1918, and also a vampyr. That’s like a vampire, only spelled incorrectly. He’s a complex character, see. On one hand, he’s taken a sacred oath to heal people and do them no harm. On the other, he’s a vampyr. You see the nuance of his predicament? And that’s pretty much the whole selling point – you either kill people, or you don’t. The game should allow both, according to the marketing spiel. We’ll be able to beat the game without killing a single person, but that will also leave us without the ability to level up.
There’s a pandemic ravaging the city, to further complicate things. Good people (and possibly you) are trying to salvage the situation, while bad people (and possibly you) are trying to take advantage of it. Terrible business, them plagues. You’ll encounter tribes of other vampyrs as well, vamypiring around the city each in their own distinctive way. You can expect to be pestered by a secret society of hunters too, acting as vampyr police. Cease and desist, cytizen.
Vampyr is going to be released on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One this November. Quite unsurprisingly, it isn’t coming to Nintendo Switch. There’s no firm release date yet, but you should expect one to be determined soon.