Life is Strange developer Dontnod talks about its new RPG, Vampyr

Feels very Vampire the Masquerade-y

If there’s one thing you can’t deny about Dontnod, it’s that it’s incredibly thematically varied. If it’s not futuristic memory hunters in Remember Me, its hella-rad time-travelling teenagers taking selfies in Life is Strange.

Their third game is set to continue this trend of being something completely different, as a Q&A with Dontnod’s game director Philippe Moreau on the European PlayStation blog has shed some light on their new action RPG Vampyr.

Set in London during the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918, Vampyr stars surgeon-come-vampire Jonathan Reid as he tries to find a cure (we’re not sure if it’s for his vampirism or the flu) and eventually come to terms with his new-found vampire status. Dontnod promises that Vampyr will have a lot of exploration and investigation elements, such as finding clues and talking to a large cast of NPCs.

While most of the talk about gameplay appears to be PR guff (“tight, visceral combat” could mean anything), one of the more interesting things is that you’ll be able to prey on any character in the game. Dontnod claims that each victim you take will have both immediate and further-reaching impact on the game’s story, and considering Life is Strange made me overly invested in a house plant, I think I believe them.

You can read the full Q&A on the PlayStation website. It doesn’t give us an entirely clear picture of what the game will be, but I am totally down for essentially Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines – 1918 Edition with just a hint of Dishonored. Even just looking at the concept art makes me incredibly excited for this.

Vampyr currently doesn’t have a release date, however it is being published by Focus Home Interactive for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Everything you need to know about Vampyr, from the team behind Life is Strange [PlayStation.Blog.Europe]

Joe Parlock