Vampires are in again.
Dontnod Entertainment has been hard at work with their new action adventure, narrative-driven game Vampyr. Today, they’ve released three new screenshots, introducing the game’s protagonist.
“In Vampyr, players take control of Dr. Jonathan Reid, a newly formed vampire who is torn between the Hippocratic Oath he swore as a doctor, and the bloodthirsty need to kill due to the monster within. While London suffers from the Spanish Flu pandemic, your first reflex as a doctor would be to help and heal people… but it will be impossible for you to ignore your inner, violent, nature of Vampyr – first and foremost, you are a lethal predator.
As a Vampyr, you have to accept your need to sacrifice people to survive. Feeding on people will be the basis of your character progression, as it will allow you to learn supernatural Vampyr powers and talents that will be useful in persuasion, locomotion, survivability, and combat. So the dilemma that’s offered to you isn’t ‘should I kill people?’ but more ‘who will I kill’? And this decision won’t be without consequences. Killing one person will create a rippling effect on London’s ecosystem and you will have to live with both the repercussions and their death on your conscience. Decide to feed on a renowned doctor from the city hospital, and progressively see the health condition of the patients drop.”
Set in Victorian London, Dontnod has stated that the game will delve deeply into vampiric lore and myths to fully flesh out its story. Vampyr doesn’t have a set release date just yet, but it’s planned for launch some time in 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.