Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 gameplay looks great

Paradox Interactive is ramping up the pre-release hype for upcoming RPG Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. Developed by Hardsuit Labs, Vampire: Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is the successor to the original Bloodlines; a cult-classic video game. Two trailers have been released giving fans a look at the Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 gameplay they can expect when it launches in 2020.

Stepping into the velvet cloak of a vampire means players will use a range of vampiric powers which exist within a game world that’s story reacts to player choice and actions. Players are cast as a Thinblood, created as an act of insurrection.

Their mere existence sparks a civil war between the vampire clans of Seattle and players will need to “join one of the full-blood vampire clans while stalking the city streets for prey, manoeuvring complex political relationships, and balancing the need for blood against their withering humanity.”

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Gameplay

Watching these two trailers, it’s clear that Hardsuit Labs is working hard to make the Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 gameplay shine alongside the visuals and art direction. The trailers make this upcoming RPG look like a grungier, vampiric version of Cyberpunk 2077 and frankly, we’re very ok with that.

The game will include a huge variety of missions and choice and players will need to walk a fine line to ensure they maintain the ‘Masquerade’; a campaign to convince humans that vampires do not exist.

According to Paradox Interactive, players will;

  • Feed Your Power, Own the Night – Immerse yourself in the World of Darkness and live out your vampire fantasy in a city filled with intriguing characters that react to your choices. Your unique disciplines, vampiric powers granted by the clan you join, make you a supernatural weapon in a forward-driving, fast-moving, melee-focused combat system. Your power will grow as you advance, but remember to uphold the Masquerade and guard your humanity … or face the consequences.
  • Descend into Seattle’s Dark Heart and Survive the Vampire Elite – Seattle has always been run, albeit secretly, by vampires. Hunt your prey across Seattle locations faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness, from the piers of the waterfront to the bars and clubs of Pioneer Square. Meet the old blood founders present since the city’s birth and the new blood steering the tech money redefining the city. Everyone has hidden agendas – so choose your allies wisely.
  • Enter into Uneasy Alliances – Choose a side among competing factions, each with their own unique traits and stories, in the war for Seattle’s blood trade. The world will judge you by the company you keep, but remember no one’s hands stay clean forever.
  • Experience a Reactive, Branching Narrative – Written by Brian Mitsoda, the creative mind behind the original Bloodlines, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 reacts to your every choice in a narrative where different paths, and outcomes, abound.

The more we see of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and it’s gameplay, the more excited we are to play.

It will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in Q1 2020.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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