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Details of the battle royale in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade


Details of the battle royale in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade

Vampire: The Masquerade, a new battle royale game, was announced last week. And until now, little was known about her, other than the announcement trailer. We now know a little more about the game.

The game was developed from the ground up from day one in collaboration with the World of Darkness development team. With developer experience in multiplayer games (Division, Battlefield) and their passion for TTRPGs from the early World of Darkness IP releases, they wanted to create a new type of experience for fans, both old and new. What will a sect battle look like? How will this work in a 21st century city while maintaining the Masquerade? The game will answer these questions and take part in the story while staying true to Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition.

The masquerade is a very important aspect of the game, as it should be. Masquerade functions like a mechanic in the game, and you should pay attention to it when exploring the streets of Prague. The game will include aspects of the vampire including feeding, disciplines known from the TTRPG, and the mortal enemies of the Kindred from the Second Inquisition and the Society of St. Leopold.

The developers at Sharkmob are longtime fans of Vampire: The Masquerade and board games. They've done extensive research into Prague in the World of Darkness lore, collecting data from everything from books to VTM: Redemption. The developers can't tell more about this story yet. The events you saw in the teaser trailer take place during one special night in Prague - a night in which players can actively participate. As a result of the huge gathering of Kindred in the city, things are not going well. The war of the sects, the intervention of the Second Inquisition - you are at the epicenter of the war, and you need to survive alone or with the help of your environment. You will be able to see the main enemy of the Kindred in this game.

Details of the battle royale in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade screenshot

In terms of gameplay details, a battle royale game in which you can play alone or with friends using both PVP and PVE elements. The action takes place on the streets and rooftops of Prague. The game is played from a third person, which will allow you to constantly see your character.

As for the payment model, the game is free with no opportunity to get any benefits for donating.

The teaser trailer, by the way, was completely on the game engine.

The game is being developed by Swedish studio Sharkmob in Malmö, originally written by veteran developers who have previously worked on games such as Hitman, The Division, Far Cry and Battlefield.

The game is currently in pre-alpha, which means that most of the features and main content are already available. There will be an opportunity to play this game before release - more details will be provided later.

It was also noted that the development of this game does not affect Bloodlines 2 in any way - these are two separate development teams. The only thing they share is the story of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition.

With regard to the story-driven World of Darkness games, the following has been said:

In the future, we will release two story RPGs (VTM: Bloodlines 2 and VTM: Swansong) and one combat RPG (WTA: Earthblood), we have released three visual novels (WTA: Heart of the Forest, VTM: Coteries of NY, VTM: Shadows of NY), there are also two story-driven horror games (WTO: Afterlife, The Orpheus Device) and three interactive novels (Choice of Games). It doesn't hurt to add one multiplayer game to this hilarious group, especially since it also shares an important piece of V5 history and has a rich history of its own.