First screenshots of Dontnod’s action-RPG Vampyr are especially dark

In both senses of the word

We’ve already seen a little bit of what to expect from Dontnod’s upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr, through both a teaser video and some concept art. Both showed a dark world, in both the feasting-on-the-blood-of-humans and the it-is-night-time-and-there-are-few-lamps senses. With the first set of screenshots released today, the Life is Strange developer is really sticking to that idea.

Maybe it’s just my setup here with a lot of natural light bouncing off my screen, but these screens are so dark I can hardly tell what’s going on in them without pressing my face up against the monitor. There’s a dark silhouette walking down a dark alleyway. There are some dark figures in front of a dark version of Monty Python’s “bring out your dead” cart. There are some dark monsters with what look like fungus growing on their arms? I don’t know; the point is that things are dark.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.