Focus Home Interactive has just released the first gameplay and story details for Dontnod’s just announced horror RPG, Vampyr, which is being built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is due out in 2017.
You’ll find all the important story details just below via the game’s official press release:
Vampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakens. You are Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon transformed into a vampire upon his return home from the frontline.
Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance. Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice… who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street.
As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.
The game sounds like it will be an open world title set in the streets of London, and based off Dontnod’s world design for Remember Me, that’s something to be incredibly excited about. Another important detail listed in the press release was the fact that once you remove a character from the world, they’re gone forever and it can have a significant “impact” on the world surrounding you.
The press release also reveals that Vampyr will feature real-time combat with both shooting mechanics and melee combat.
There will be times when exploration and seduction will only get you so far, and you’ll need to resort to engaging in Vampyr’s dynamic real-time combat. It blends hard-hitting melee combat with ranged shooting mechanics and the supernatural vampire powers. You’ll face many types of enemies: different species of vampires and creatures, as well as vampire hunters who want to hunt you down with their weapons, tools and traps. In Vampyr, your health and the “energy” that drives your supernatural powers are one and same! Using powers will drain your own blood, giving you an edge in battle but also leaving you weaker. You will have to find a way to feed during combat to replenish your strength.
No screenshots were released just yet for Vampyr, but you can check out the teaser trailer for the game we just posted a few minutes ago by following the link. Stay tuned to OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for more details on Vampyr. Vampyr will release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2017, so we’ve got quite a long wait for this one. From the sounds of it though, it’ll be worth it.