Following the surprise news earlier this month that Paradox Interactive’s beleaguered Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is now in the hands of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs studio The Chinese Room, the developer has talked a little about its goals for the game, saying its building its action around ‘doing things only a vampire can’.

Bloodlines 2 has, of course, had a tumultuous journey since its unveiling back in 2019; original developer Hardsuit Labs was ditched following a number of controversies, almost resulting in the cancellation of the game, before Paradox Interactive confirmed development had been handing to a new studio, now known to be The Chinese Room, sometime in 2021.

Bloodlines 2’s re-reveal earlier this month was fairly light on detail, but Paradox did confirm the game would cast players as an Elder vampire in the “dark underbelly of Seattle, where vampires struggle for survival and supremacy”. There’ll be characters to fraternise with, combat, a need to keep a low profile to ensure vampire society stays hidden from humanity, and the promise of “complex political relationships”.

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