Focus Home Interactive released a few images from the upcoming action-RPG “Vampyr” today. The game is form the same studio that brought ‘Remember Me’ and ‘Life is Strange’ to players. This time around the developers will be using the Unreal Engine 4 to bring the streets of early 20th century Britain to life, and so far we really like what we see.
The game takes place in the aforementioned timeframe, a lethal Spanish flu is terrorizing the streets of London as the public deals with disease, violence and fear. The publisher teases the game saying, “In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the Vampires. ”
The publisher went on to describe the playable-character in the game saying:
“Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakes; as the player it is you who determines how to harness your new powers, by specializing in deadly, versatile RPG skill-trees that change the way you play. As a doctor recently turned into a Vampire, you try to understand your new affliction. Your quest of intuition, discoveries and struggles, will be filled with death and drama, while your attempt to stem the irrepressible thirst that constantly drives you to take human lives. 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.”
As you can expect the streets of 20th century London will be filled with doom and gloom. Players will taking on the role of a tormented and powerful Vampire, but one that is only just starting to learn the rules of its new condition.
The studio did say that players would be able to “Build your own combat style through a wide range of crafted weapons and powerful Vampire abilities,” but more information on the actual mechanics will be released over the next few months.
There will be moral choices in this story, we are assuming a lot of them revolve around just how “Vampire” you are willing to go with your new powerset.
You can checkout the rest of the images released today, and signup for updates with your email address, by visiting the official website at vampyr-game.com