Paradox Interactive has announced that The Chinese Room is taking on the development of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, the sequel to the 2004 RPG that spawned a blink-an-you’ll-miss-it battle royale – Bloodhunt. This all-new vampire-themed RPG epic is set to be released in the Fall of 2024, and the reveal trailer that was released to accompany the news paints an epic picture.
‘Our Most Ambitious Project’
Bloodlines 2 has been a long time coming, but there’s still quite a wait before it’s in our hands and on our screens. There’s a gameplay reveal scheduled for January 2024, and then around six to eight months after that, the game should be released in full. It was revealed during a PAX showcase that The Chinese Room is handling the development of Bloodlines 2 – some of the studio’s best works include:
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
Still Wakes The Deep
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Here’s the trailer:
In a statement following the news, Ed Daly, the Studio Director at The Chinese Room, said:
Vampire: The Masquerade holds a special place in our hearts. The story world’s dark setting filled with intricate narratives built on top of modern society perfectly fits our studio’s catalog Bloodlines 2 is our most ambitious project to date. Fans of the franchise have been eagerly awaiting this game, and we are up to the challenge. We are bringing more than 15 years of award-winning experience to the project, creating a game that honors the legacy of its predecessor while bringing its gameplay to the modern era.
In Bloodlines 2, players will travel to Seattle, assuming control of an ‘Elder Vampire’ – a character bursting at the seams with supernatural powers and abilities. There will be a focus on stealth and secrecy but also sequences that offer white-hot combat scenes littered with intense movesets and takedowns, all while the player hunts for the precious blood they need to survive.