Dontnod Entertainment’s Vampyr has received a few new screenshots today showing off a more violent side of the game. From the looks of it, combat in Vampyr may be quite brutal.

A press release sent out today included a bunch of new details about the combat that will be featured in the game and just like Dontnod’s previous game, Remember Me, it’s rather in-depth.

Armed with an array of conventional melee and ranged weaponry, attack and dodge foes to fill up Jonathan’s Blood Gauge, required to unleash powerful vampire attacks. From impaling enemies on a spike, to draining them of blood at a distance, as Jonathan’s Blood Gauge fills during a combat situation, his Vampire affliction will start to overtake his more human side, unleashing destructive spells and abilities against those who try to stop him.

A non-linear skill tree will unlock through experience gained new, more powerful attacks and abilities. Jonathan is able to equip these abilities in any order, effectively allowing players to create their own archetypes to match their play-styles. Play aggressively and deal greater damage, or more securely, focusing on crowd-control and keeping enemies at bay. Skills can be evolved two different ways, for example, Spring, a skill that allows you to rush instantly to a distant enemy, can be developed to either deal area-of-effect damage or grant temporary invincibility. The choice is yours.

Combat difficulty can be affected by player actions out of combat. Feeding on civilians provides a huge XP boost, which will make combat situations easier – but that comes with caveats; an increased danger on the streets, and narrative consequences for the world’s citizens, to name a few. Full brawls are not the only options open to Doctor Reid, he can also stalk his prey, or even utilize his vampire speed and agility to avoid combat entirely.

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Along with new details about how combat works in the game some new screenshots were released for you to check out. You will find them at the bottom of the article.

Vampyr is due out on the PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2017. Stay tuned to OnlySP for continued coverage.

Nick Calandra
OnlySP founder and former site owner.

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