Vampire: The Masquerade: Shadows of New York coming to PC and consoles later this year

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Children of the night will be pleased to learn that Draw Distance has announced a new visual novel coming from the popular RPG brand Vampire: The Masquerade. Shadows of New York is a new pseudo-expansion to 2019’s Coteries of New York and will come slinking onto PC and consoles later in 2020.

Shadows of New York will follow the dark tale of a young woman from Lasombra, described as “an outcast in your own vampiric sect. A political prisoner of no particular value. An immigrant who never found her roots in a city of immigrants.” But when murder befalls the leader of New York’s Anarch chapter, our  is mysteriously chosen as the bloodsucker to investigate. Why her? And who is behind this latest act of violence in a city where every step, every corner turn, every encounter is fraught with peril?


Draw Distance has said that Shadows of New York is a stand-alone story, and will not require players to have experienced Coteries of New York (although Shadows will feature references and tie-ins to many elements of the Vampire: The Masquerade universe). The developer also notes that multiple playthroughs will be required to see all that that this grim realisation of The Big Apple has to offer.

Vampire: The Masquerade: Shadows of New York will launch on PS4, PC. Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later in 2020.

Chris Moyse
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