Xbox Series X 'Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2' showcases next-gen gameplay
Vampire The Masquerade is a cult-hit vampiric RPG series, slated to get a sequel for launch later in 2020. Microsoft and Paradox showed off gameplay of Bloodlines 2 at their Xbox Series X event, and it's looking rather tasty.
Vampire The Masquerade (VtM) is a cult RPG series that imagines what life would be like if vampires were a thriving part of modern society. Albeit, a hidden part of society. "The Masquerade" specifically refers to the common rule among all vampires that they must stay hidden from public view — the humans they feed on. As a new-born vampire in Bloodlines 2, it's on you to forge your way through this murky world of cut-throat politics and territorial faction wars, growing in power as you go.
VtM: Bloodlines 2 was recently delayed, but is still set to launch later in 2020. At Microsoft's Xbox Series X gameplay showcase event, we got a glimpse at Bloodlines 2 gameplay, and it's looking quite tasty.
As a new Vampire turned out in the open, you're the reluctant witness to a Vampiric crime that has thrown the political landscape into chaos. Throughout, you'll be tasked to navigate an old-school RPG branching narrative, where your choices often come with dire consequences.
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 will launch sometime in the second half of 2020, and will support Xbox Smart Delivery, allowing you to buy once and play across both Xbox One consoles and Xbox Series X.
Become the night
Maintain the masquerade
Branching narratives are becoming increasingly rare, but Bloodlines 2 revives the tradition in the midst of a violent faction war between the Vampire elite in Seattle. As a newbie, it's on you to navigate this dark world and hopefully come out on top.
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I played the first one back in 2004 and it was very good. The world was fleshed out and fun to run around in. I hope 2 has the same kinda magic. I played thru all 6 classes on PC and each were unique and required a different playstyle. I had alot of fun with that game even if it was buggy as hell.
That trailer is definitely my kind of creepy.