All five initial clans in Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 seem to have been revealed. At least, as far as the playable, Camarilla vampire clans are concerned. We’ve got Tremere, Malkavian, Toreador, Ventrue, and Brujah. True, you’ll start the game as a clanless wimp, but you can rise up the ranks and earn a place in one of the proper clans.
With the brief introduction of the Malkavian clan, we now have the roster of the five starting clans in VtM Bloodlines 2. We’re looking at Brujah, Ventrue, Tremere, Malkavian, and Toreador. It’s a pretty good roster, in my opinion. You have the muscle, the politicians, the mages, the crazies, and the fast-moving pretty people. Perfect. It’s basically all you need, especially if you’re new to the franchise. Considering it’s been fifteen years since the last Bloodlines, it’s probably best to streamline things to attract new people.
Now, do I miss the Nosferatu and Gangrel being absent? Sure. However, story-wise, the Gangrel not being in the Camarilla (structured vampire society), since they went independent. And the Nosferatu are incredibly punishing to play as. Why? Because they’re so twisted by their vampirism that them just showing their face in public is a Masquerade violation. For the newbies, the Masquerade is a rule the Camarilla enforces, where vampires have to hide from mortals, because otherwise, you get vampire hunters. So, yeah, all in all, really good choices all around. I’m real excited for this game.
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has no exact release date, but it does have a release window: March 2020. We also don’t yet know which platforms it’s gonna launch on. However, I’d say it’s a safe bet it’ll be trans-generational. So, I’m calling PS4, PS5, Xbox One, whatever the next Xbox is gonna be, and PC. Don’t really see VtM Bloodlines 2 being a Switch title, to be honest, but I could be wrong.