The exponential rise of the battle royale style in video video games has taken the world by storm. Combine the thought of battle royales with the lasting recognition of the Vampire: The Masquerade role-playing video games, and a brand new participant joins the rising array of titles similar to Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone and extra. Even although the extremely anticipated Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has had a troubled improvement, sufficient in order that it’s now delayed out of this yr, Vampire: The Masquerade followers will quickly have a brand new journey on their arms.
From London-based developer Sharkmob comes Bloodhunt, a brand new sport set within the gothic Vampire: The Masquerade universe throughout the broader World of Darkness franchise. While the franchise is understood for its deeply narrative-driven experiences, Sharkmob hopes to place a brand new spin on the property with improvement of this battle royale. Bloodhunt will keep true to the core narrative beats of Vampire: the Masquerade, however it’s going to additionally characteristic clear genre-defining gameplay components present in different battle royales.
After a profitable closed Alpha earlier this summer time, Bloodhunt confirmed a brand new launch date throughout Gamescom 2021. The vampiric battle royale will launch in Early Access by way of Steam on September 7. Sharkmob believes that Early Access is the proper name because it each permits gamers again into the sport sooner, and can enable the builders to extra finely tune the sport alongside participant suggestions. Since a number of video games similar to Valheim have benefitted from Early Access, the identical would possibly ring true for Bloodhunt.
The affirmation of a launch date additionally got here with a brand new trailer for the battle royale, exhibiting off one of many clans that gamers can select to be within the sport. The inventive Toreador clan incorporates two totally different subclasses, or “archetypes,” known as the Muse and the Siren. Much like the totally different characters in Apex Legends, which have their very own units of skills, the clans and following archetypes could have totally different skills as properly. Many have been on show within the trailer, from short-range teleports to therapeutic auras to a blinding flash, as characters ran by way of the neon-lit streets of Prague.
While it is probably not the sport that many Vampire: The Masquerade followers have been ready for, Bloodhunt may nonetheless fulfill vampire followers prepared to present the sport an opportunity. It will not price something to present the sport a attempt both, for the reason that title can be free-to-play, primarily supported by way of the monetization of beauty content material and a battle go system. Players solely have a pair weeks to go earlier than they’ll try Bloodhunt, and might then decide the way it compares to different current non-traditional battle royales like Naraka: Bladepoint and Spellbreak.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt will launch in Early Access for PC on September 7.