Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is an upcoming (2021) action role-playing video game. This game is developed by Hardsuit Labs and published by Paradox Interactive. It’s a part of the World of Darkness series, the game is based on White Wolf Publishing’s tabletop role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade and is the sequel to the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. The official trailer is here below
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The platform for the release of Bloodlines 2
Bloodlines 2 is mainly played in a first-person perspective, alternating to third-person for contextual activities. The game is planned for release in 2021 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
|Director(s)||Ka’ai CluneyAlexandre Mandryka|
|Writer(s)||Brian MitsodaCara EllisonSamantha Wallschlaeger|
|Series||Vampire: The Masquerade|
|Engine||Unreal Engine 4|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft WindowsPlayStation 4PlayStation 5Xbox OneXbox Series X/S|
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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Release date
Bloodlines 2 was first teased in February 2019 with the release of the dating app “Tinder”, created by Paradox. Three different pre-order versions have been made available: Standard, Unsanctioned, and Blood Moon, which will include two story-based downloadable content packs, and the werewolf-themed expansion “Season of the Wolf”. Pre-order now
Additionally, pre-orders of the Unsanctioned version or above include in-game items referencing Bloodlines characters such as Jeanette Voerman and Damsel. The Collector’s Edition includes a steel bookcase for the game, a map of Seattle, a 7-inch vinyl soundtrack, a digital edition of the Vampire: The Masquerade fifth edition core book, and a 28cm statue of the character Elif. It also includes three DLC packs that include additional outfits, and “Season of the Wolf”. Initially scheduled for release in March 2020, the game was pushed back in late 2019 to an unspecified 2020 release date and further delayed in late 2020 to an unspecified 2021 release date.
System requirement for Bloodlines 2
- CPU: Intel Core i3-560 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805.
- RAM: 4GB.
- HDD: 40GB.
- GPU: AMD Radeon R7 360X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 T.
- OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
- DirectX: 10.
- Screen Resolution: 720p.
- Network: Broadband Internet connection.
What Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 brings?
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 takes place in 21st-century Seattle, during the holiday season. Set in the World of Darkness, the game depicts a world in which vampires, werewolves, demons, and other creatures shape human history. The vampires are bound by a code to maintain their secrecy (forbidding the use of vampiric abilities in front of humans) and avoid unnecessary killing (to preserve the vampire’s last shreds of humanity).
The story follows a human in 21st-century Seattle, who is killed and revived as a thin blood vampire with relatively weak vampiric abilities. The player assigns their character one of three thin blood disciplines—unique and upgradable powers—before later joining one of five Full-blood clans. The character of the player is one of a number of humans turned into vampires during a Mass Embrace, an incident in which rogue vampires publicly attacked humans, breaking the Masquerade and causing discord between the city’s vampire groups. The player character is partially resistant to sunlight, the developers opted to have the game take place exclusively at night.
The Toreadors are the closest to humanity, with a passion for culture; the Ventrue are noble, powerful leaders; the Brujah are idealists who excel at fighting; the Malkavians are cursed with insanity, or blessed with insight; the Gangrel are loners, in sync with their animalistic nature; the secretive, untrustworthy Tremere wield blood magic; and the monstrous Nosferatu are condemned to a life in the shadows to avoid humanity. The clans are loosely united by their opposition to the Sabbat: vampires who revel in their nature, embracing the beast within. The Anarchs are a group of idealistic vampires as opposed to Camarilla’s political structure, believing that power should be shared by all vampires.
Bloodlines 2 Gameplay
Before the beginning of the game
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is presented mainly from the first-person perspective, alternating to third-person for contextual activities such as specific attacks. Before the game begins, each player creates a vampire character and can select a character background. The background of the character informs about who they were as a human, such as a barista (the default background, with no bonuses), a career criminal, coroner, or a police officer. Each character offers different dialog and interaction options with the game world. The player character’s pronouns are chosen independently from their selected body type.
After the game starts
After starting the game, the thin blood must choose from one of three upgradable vampiric abilities; Chiropteran which means gliding and summoning bats; Mentalism which means levitating objects and people; and Nebulation that means summoning mist to attack, conceal oneself, or transforming into the mist to move through small spaces. The thin blood can eventually join one of five vampire clans. After which they have access to its specific disciplines and upgrades in addition to their original disciplines. Although some disciplines overlap clans, no two clans share the same combination.
Clan Brujah can enhance their physical strength for high damage (Potence), and their speed (Celerity); Tremere can use blood magic combatively (Thaumaturgy) or enhance their senses (Auspex); Toreador also possesses Celerity, and can command the adoration and devotion of others (Presence); Ventrue can deflect or absorb attacks (Fortitude), and control the will of others (Dominate), and Malkavian also uses Auspex and can debilitate their victims’ minds (Dementation). Further clans are planned for inclusion post-release.
Side mission inside the game
The player can engage in side missions away from the main story, some of which can be discovered through exploration. The player possesses a mobile phone and can text non-player characters to obtain information leading to other missions. Enemies and opposing forces can be dealt with violently, avoided through stealth, or even seduced with sufficient abilities. Additionally, there are five factions with whom the player can ally themselves. Factions are shaped by ideologies instead of abilities and determine who is friend and foe to the player. They can join multiple factions simultaneously, remaining loyal or working against them from within, and some factions will refuse to work with the player depending on their actions.
Heightened vampiric sense and blood-feeding
As a vampire, the player character needs blood to survive, so they can feed on humans, taking some or all of their blood. Blood can also be obtained from rats and blood bags. Heightened vampiric senses can be used to sense resonances in the blood of human victims, indicating their current emotional states, such as fear, desire, pain, anger, or joy. Feeding on specific resonances grants temporary enhancements to the player, for example increasing their melee strength or seduction ability. Repeatedly feeding on a particular resonance can grant permanent enhancements called merits. Vampires possess an inherent ability called Soak that provides resistance against ranged attacks; they also can absorb some damage before their health starts to deteriorate. Their supernatural physical abilities allow them to inflict greater damage on humans.
If players will use certain vampiric abilities in front of witnesses, they will be penalized. Because exposing their existence as a vampire eventually alerts the police. Repeatedly violating the masquerade results in human civilians choosing to avoid the streets entirely, and the player being hunted by other vampires. The player character has points representing their humanity. Some actions cost humanity points such as killing innocents. A lower humanity score brings the player character closer to becoming a mindless beast.
The storyline of bloodlines 2
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 takes place in 21st-century Seattle, during the holiday season.
With distinctive traits and abilities, the vampires are divided into various clans. The Toreadors are the closest to humanity, with a passion for culture; the Ventrue are noble, powerful leaders; the Brujah are idealists who excel at fighting; the Malkavians are cursed with insanity, or blessed with insight; the Gangrel are loners, in sync with their animalistic nature; the secretive, untrustworthy Tremere wield blood magic; and the monstrous Nosferatu are condemned to a life in the shadows to avoid humanity. The clans are loosely united by their opposition to the Sabbat: vampires who revel in their nature, embracing the beast within. The Anarchs are a group of idealistic vampires as opposed to Camarilla’s political structure, believing that power should be shared by all vampires.
Alongside clans, Seattle is broken up by five vampire factions, each bound by their own ideologies. Led by the longest-reigning vampire prince Lou Grand, the Pioneer faction represents some of the oldest vampires of the city; their power has diminished as the other factions have grown. The Camarilla faction, led by Prince Alec Cross, has been in power for two decades. It represents the socially elite and wealthy vampires, wielding power in businesses throughout Seattle. The rarely seen Baron represents the criminal underworld, offering less-than-honest work to vampires, thin blood, ghouls, and humans. The Tremere-founded Newcomers faction, led by Viktor Goga, is made up of blood mages, scholars, and runaways, and the Unseen faction is exclusive to the Nosferatu, who use hackers, journalists, and outcasts to gather intel.
Maine character in Bloodlines 2
The main character of Bloodlines 2, whom the player controls, is a fledgling thin blood vampire, transformed at the start of the game during a mass attack of humans by rogue vampires. The thin blood is a modern, weaker strain of vampires who are typically shunned and treated as lesser than Full-blood vampires. Unlike Full-bloods, thin blood can consume human food in limited amounts and are more resistant to sunlight. As Seattle has only relatively recently fallen under the control of the Camarilla, vampires there are more tolerant of thin blood.
The game provides the opportunity for the player to make decisions on how their character is played, but Schluter described these options as “your preferred flavor of evilness,” saying that the player is not a hero as vampires are parasites that feed on humanity.