Focus Home Interactive and DONTNOD Entertainment have released the official E3 trailer for the dark historical fantasy RPG Vampyr, as well as a more specific release window.

Until now, the project has held a vague late 2017 placeholder, but the publishers have locked down a November release, putting the title amongst the usual glut of end-of-year big hitters.

The new trailer, meanwhile, is a cinematic affair, offering a bizarre journey through the streets of post-WWI London and providing a first glimpse of the Ascalon Club, a society comprised of the rich vampires that populate the world. The footage also shows of some of the abilities of the protagonist, Dr Jonathan Reid, which include forms of telekinesis and teleportation. The full trailer is embedded below:

Vampyr takes place in London in 1918, with the city caught in the ravages of the Spanish Flu. Players taken control of a vampiric surgeon and must choose whether to uphold the tenets of the profession or succumb to the harmful tendencies of nature. As such, the game attempts to delve deeply into questions of humanity and morality.

One of the unique selling points of the game is the interconnected society present within, which will react if the player gives in to predatory urges.

In addition to Vampyr, DONTNOD Entertainment is currently also working on a second season of the YA adventure Life is Strange for Square-Enix. More details about both projects are expected to emerge during E3 next week.

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