After publisher Paradox Interactive assured fans a few months ago that it work on the troubled and oft-delayed Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was still happening despite issuing refunds to all of its physical pre-order customers and offering them on digital pre-orders, it’s now come good on its promise to reveal more in September – and it’s good news indeed.
Bloodlines 2 has not only been confirmed for a release in Spring next year on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (no more last-gen version unfortunately), development on the game has been taken over and largely “rebuilt” by Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture developer The Chinese Room.
“Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is very special to many, and we can finally reveal that we’ve been embraced by this adventure. We’re joining the Vamily!” says the studio in its post announcing the development.
“In this upcoming title, both long-standing fans and the newly-embraced will play the central role in deciding Seattle’s future in an action-RPG set amid a three-front siege on the City. The old meets the new in a struggle for Seattle; will the most ruthless win, or is the third actor playing for an entirely different prize? For the first time in a Vampire: The Masquerade video game, players will take on the role of an elder vampire.
“We’re crafting something incredible here, and are bloody excited to share more at last!”
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is very special to many, and we can finally reveal that we've been embraced by this adventure.
The studio told PC Gamer in an interview that the game is still using the same general setting much of its art and level design, but it’s otherwise a very different beast with “a new code base with different gameplay mechanics and RPG systems.” We’ll apparently be getting a more detailed look at this revamped (heh) take on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 at some stage early next year.
You can check out a brand new 2023 Announcement trailer for Bloodlines 2 below: