Vampyr’s latest gameplay trailer is about becoming a monster

By Stephany Nunneley
4 May 2018 16:46 GMT

A new trailer for Vampyr, the upcoming action-RPG from Dontnod Entertainment, has been released.

The newest trailer for Vampyr explores protagonist Dr. Jonathan Reid’s growth in power through combat.

Players can choose not to kill the citizens of London in-game, as previously reported, but at a cost. Using people for sustenance will evolve Reid’s vampire abilities, which he needs in order to defeat foes.

In Vampyr, the greatest source of XP to learn and enhance abilities comes from blood. You do play a vampire, after all.

Players will be able to Investigating citizens’ lives which provides an inside look into their lives. This will allow them to decide who deserves to be drained, or who can be used as a blood bank – but kept alive.

“Killing certain citizens will have a greater impact on the local ecosystem than others, while simply killing too many may cause an entire district to collapse,” said the studio.

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After draining the blood of his victims, Reid can learn and evolve powerful combat abilities. Close combat abilities allow him to “close gaps quickly,” by pouncing on citizens and enemies from afar.

Bloodspear is one skill which allows the player to deal damage from a distance. The Abyss skill unleashes “the shadows from within,” and Rage targets and strikes entire groups “with a terrible fury.”

When the player’s abilities become more powerful, Reid will be feared by other vampires as well as citizens.

Originally slated for a November 2017 release, Dontnod announced in September last year Vampyr would see a delay. The game would instead be released in spring 2018.

Vampyr releases June 5 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Those who pre-order Vampyr will receive two additional weapons and an outfit.

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