DONTNOD Entertainment has launched an original four-part webseries giving gamers insight into the creative process behind the upcoming action-RPG Vampyr.
In the first weekly video produced by Focus Home Interactive’s video department, DONTNOD reveals exclusive gameplay footage accompanied by commentary on its development approach, as well as the impetus behind placing gamers into the role of predator.
Entitled Making Monsters, the first episode of the webseries provides more information about Jonathan Reid, a doctor-turned-vampire and the protagonist of Vampyr. Recently turned at the beginning of the game, Reid finds his condition darkens his reality, and he finds himself in a once-hidden society of wretched creatures like himself.
Vampyr takes place in 1918 London just after World War I, a setting meant to impress upon players a portion of the game’s identity. The city is weakened by conflict and ravaged by the Spanish Flu, and through giving players the freedom to choose who to sacrifice and who to save, DONTNOD hopes to make gamers feel the duality that torments Dr Reid. Each kill bears with it consequences, and players must balance their need to feed and grow stronger with the state of a deteriorating London.
Vampyr is scheduled for release sometime in the spring, but anxious gamers who enjoyed the first episode of the webseries can look forward to three more installments of DONTNOD Presents Vampyr yet to come in the following weeks, with one video releasing each Thursday.
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