Life is Strange dev's RPG Vampyr gets a teaser trailer
1918 London vampire yarn sounds hella rad.
Back in January Life is Strange and Remember Me developer Dontnod teased an upcoming vampire-themed RPG called, well, Vampyr.
Now that game has a teaser, even if it's naught but concept art.
The video description sheds a little more light on things. First off, Vampyr is described as an RPG set in London shortly after the first World War. Spanish Flu is spreading through the city and you inhabit the role of a military surgeon turned vampire upon returning home from the war.
Dontnod teased moral choices in the form of deciding who to feed on. Vampire's gotta eat and all that, and being a surgeon doesn't put blood on the table (or, on second thought, maybe it does).
"Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust," the developer teased. "Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street."
Apparently who you choose to nosh on affects how the story develops. "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."
While exploration and seduction will bear you some prey, players will inevitably have to engage in a mix of melee and ranged combat against vampire hunters and other creatures of the night. Interestingly, Vampyr's vampires' health and magical powers come from the same reserve, so pulling out your more devastating attacks will leave you weaker.
Being a modern RPG, it should come as little surprise that Vampyr will also contain crafting, should you wish to improve your armaments or build new ones.
Vampyr is set for a 2017 release on PS4, Xbox One and PC.