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Vampyr gets its first screenshots

by: Sean Colleli -
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Dontnod is getting pretty ambitious with their next game. Life is Strange was a charming and intriguing point-and-click, but this is some dark new territory. I've been enticed--once might say seduced--by Vampyr since they revealed it late last year. Of course many of these ambitious titles turn out to be pipe dreams, but at least we have some screenshots now.

As the freshly-turned vampire Doctor Johnathan Reid, you'll try to uncover more about your new condition as you navigate the hellish environment of 1918 London, gripped in the throes of the infamous Spanish flu. The game is an RPG in every sense of the word, and there will be difficult decisions to make regarding the fact that Reid is a hunter. He needs to kill and feed to survive, but how do you decide who deserves to die in such a desperate time and place?

Sadly Vampyr isn't coming out until late 2017 at the earliest, but enjoy these screenshots in the meantime.




The new action-RPG Vampyr from Dontnod showcased in first screenshots 

Vampyr, the new RPG from acclaimed game-development studio Dontnod, today was showcased in its first screenshots. Set in 1918 London, Vampyr promises to offer a unique, deeply immersive action role-playing experience steeped in vampire mythology, with a strong narrative. 

The first screenshots of the game showcase the game's world, as the Spanish flu laid waste to London??s once bustling population. Every character in the game has his or her own unique back-story and will affect the world. Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you "alive", it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use. As a Doctor, and a Vampyr who used to be human, you may also choose to heal your potential prey, crafting medicines from items collected in the game world. 

There will be times when exploration and seduction will only get you so far, and you'll need to resort to engaging in Vampyr's dynamic, melee-focused real-time combat. It blends hard-hitting melee combat with supernatural vampire powers. Find and loot materials and components from the fresh corpses of your victims or during exploration, in order to craft and improve tools, melee and ranged weapons, as well as special ammunitions and coating to exploit the weaknesses of your enemies.

As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.

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About Vampyr

Prowl the disease ridden streets in Vampyr - a darkly atmospheric action RPG from the studio behind 'Remember Me' and 'Life is Strange', developed using Unreal Engine 4.

Set in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain's most elusive predators: the Vampires. 

Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakes; as the player it is you who determines how to harness your new powers, by specializing in deadly, versatile RPG skill-trees that change the way you play. As a doctor recently turned into a Vampire, you try to understand your new affliction. Your quest of intuition, discoveries and struggles, will be filled with death and drama, while your attempt to stem the irrepressible thirst that constantly drives you to take human lives.

As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.

Key Features

  • Explore a darkly atmospheric early 20th century London.
  • Play a tormented and powerful Vampire learning the rules of your new condition. A man of science, a beast of the night: Your toughest battles will be within yourself.
  • Build your own combat style through a wide range of crafted weapons and powerful Vampire abilities to defeat a large and unique bestiary.
  • Choose your fate: moral choices will shape your story. How human could a Vampire be, when he must feed?

About Dontnod
Based in Paris, DONTNOD develops video games for consoles and PC based on original concepts and innovative technologies.
If you want to learn more about Dontnod, you can learn all kinds of stuff about us on our official website: http://www.dont-nod.com/  

About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the coming months with eagerly awaited games such as Blood Bowl 2, Divinity Original Sin (consoles), Vampyr, Space Hulk: Deathwing, Act of Aggression, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, The Technomancer, Farming Simulator, Mordheim: City of the Damned, and more.
More information about the company at: http://www.focus-home.com