A new gameplay video has been released for Dontnod Entertainment’s upcoming third-person action game, Vampyr. They reveal some elements of the story, gameplay and the choices that players will be able to make throughout the gameplay experience.
The video below is kind of a hacked together Frankenstein of a montage, cutting in and out with various snippets of gameplay strewn in together to give viewers a slight impression of what to expect. You can check it out below.
First Gameplay. source https://www.gamereactor.eu/previews/394093/Vampyr/
That’s a huge departure from Life Is Strange, eh?
They reveal some interesting things about the structure of the gameplay, namely that it’s not quite an open world setup, but rather it takes place in a open world that will be cordoned off so that players will only move and operate within areas that the developers permit during certain segments. They plan on opening more and more of the Victorian London up to players as they progress through the story, not unlike the way it’s been setup in the older Grand Theft Auto or Mafia games.
They also reveal that the player character – who is a vampire – will be immortal or invincible so long as they drink blood and stay replenished. Additionally, players will face off against a variety of different vampires from the long and illustrious lore regarding the night walkers. I imagine this means we’ll see traditional zombie vampires, maybe some ancient vampires, or maybe even some mutant vampires?
Games where players are the vampire and must scour the city to survive while also avoiding being detected can be cool if they’re executed properly. A lot of it boils down to the stealth mechanics and the combat. Briefly we get to see the player character fighting some other NPCs, and it appears as if there’s a mix of standard melee attacks and some psychic looking abilities that can be put into use.
So long as the game turns out better than Dark, I think there’s a good chance that Vampyr could be a halfway decent game.
Already the fact that it’s set during the Victorian era London makes it a rather worthwhile game to keep an eye on. The title is running on the Unreal Engine 4 and is scheduled to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. For more info feel free to visit the official website.