Dontnod releases a teaser and details on its upcoming RPG Vampyr

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 June 2015 22:11 GMT

Vampyr, the game announced as in development at Life Is Strange studio Dontnod back in January, has a teaser video available for viewing.

Vampyr is an RPG in development with Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The game is set in the early 20th century, and the Spanish flu is rampant in England. The vampires are taking advantage of this, and stalk the streets of London at night.

However, there is hope: Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon, who is also a vampire, has returned home to help the inhabitants with their needs.

Unfortunately, he will also need to feed, and all characters in the game are potential victims of his “vampiric lust.”

Here’s more from the developer:

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…

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.

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 real-time combat. It blends hard-hitting melee combat with ranged shooting mechanics and the supernatural vampire powers. You’ll face many types of enemies: different species of vampires and creatures, as well as vampire hunters who want to hunt you down with their weapons, tools and traps.

In Vampyr, your health and the “energy” that drives your supernatural powers are one and same! Using powers will drain your own blood, giving you an edge in battle but also leaving you weaker. You will have to find a way to feed during combat to replenish your strength.

Vampyr also offers a deep crafting system. 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.

Player decisions will ultimately shape the fate of  Johnathan , so choose wisely.

Vampyr will release in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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