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Game News Paradox announce Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 with Brian Mitsoda onboard as narrative lead

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Brian Mitsoda; Hardsuit Labs; Paradox Interactive; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

    Paradox Interactive's two month-long Tender ARG concluded as expected last night with the announcement of a new Vampire: The Masquerade RPG by Hardsuit Labs. What was less expected is that the game turned out to be not just a Vampire RPG, not merely inspired by Bloodlines, but a full-blown Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 with Brian Mitsoda himself onboard as lead narrative designer. The game is indeed set in Seattle, with the player taking on the role of a clanless "thin-blood" vampire recently converted in an illicit Mass Embrace. After escaping execution by the vampire court thanks to a mysterious firebombing, you'll find yourself on the streets and begin your new life as an up-and-coming vampire. Bloodlines 2 has quietly been in development since 2016, but for now all Paradox are willing to reveal of it in public is this cinematic announcement trailer, carefully labelled "NOT ACTUAL GAMEPLAY".


    However, members of the press did get to see a private thirty minute demo of the game, and their impressions are quite positive. According to their previews, it's very much in the spirit of the original Bloodlines, with much-improved combat, immersive sim-style exploration, and a focus on factional choice & consequence. Here's a round-up of all the previews we've been able to track down:

    Unlike a certain other game, Bloodlines 2 will be launching simultaneously on Steam, GOG and everywhere else. In fact, it's already available for preorder - $60 for a standard edition, $70 for one that includes a bunch of item DLCs, and $90 for the Season Pass edition (three story expansions are already planned). The game is currently scheduled for release a year from now, on March 2020. Let the drama begin!
     
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  3. Space Nugget Guest

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    Quite a few brand new FPP/RPGs to look forward in the coming months/years: Cyberpunk 2077, The Outer Worlds, and now VtM - Bloodlines 2. :shittydog:

    (Does Dying Light 2 counts? :M)
     
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    Let's stop them here. Let's convince them to make a sequel/remake of some other shitty game instead, like, I don't know, Fifa 1999.

    One minute of silence to remember the other unlucky games that have been already murdered (press F to pay respect): Thief, Underworld, Deus Ex, System Shock, Ultima, Fallout, Torment, ...

    We were naives, we had no experience. But now we know better. No more victims!
     
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    This prerelease feels like it cost more than the original game did.
     
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    No mention of MCA also being a writer onboard?
     
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    Will there be Mirror's Edge style parkour involved like the teaser (not actual gameplay) shows?
     
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    Some of the previews describe player acrobatics, but we probably need to see the gameplay ourselves to understand how it really works.
     
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    Everyone looking forward to this for any reason other than the inevitable shitshow is a fucking faggot or otherwise fabulously optimistic.
     
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    Bloodlines 2 - Announcement Keynote
    https://www.youtube com/watch?v=g8qsxNt3f0Y

    Read the comments to see who the target market is.

    "Please please please please pleeease make it playable in both 3rd persion view and first person view like the original! "
     
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    The new CEO has different opinions about that previous model. As newer titles prove: HOI4, Stellaris are throwing less DLC's.
     
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    I have not followed the news about this. What's the SJW drama with the game??
     
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    Yes! I've already pre-ordered the $250 version, which let's you play as a straight, white, non-vegan male vampire.

    They were talking about how verticality was gonna be a thing.
     
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    Cara Ellison (Super SJW), chooseable pronouns and general direction.

    Mitsoda himself came out saying its current year, mental illness (Malkavians) was badly done in Bloodlines and they do not *punch down* anymore just *up*.
     
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    https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2019/03/21/a-long-sought-sequel-comes-out-of-the-coffin




    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...lines-2-is-a-darkly-fascinating-immersive-sim
     
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