DONTNOD Entertainment, developers of Vampyr, invites fans to their studio for some insight into the creative process behind their upcoming action-RPG. In the first episode of this original weekly four-part webseries, produced and realized by Focus Home Interactive’ video department, DONTNOD unveils exclusive gameplay footage while delving into their signature approach and reasons behind putting players in the role of a predator. The three following episodes of the webseries will release weekly every Thursday.
In Episode 1: Making Monsters, DONTNOD gives more information about Jonathan Reid, the doctor-turned-vampire that players will take control of in Vampyr. Freshly turned, Reid’s condition unveils a dark new reality, thrusting him into a once-hidden society of wretched creatures like himself. Ancient Ekons plot from the shadows, terrifying Vulkods prowl the streets at night, and cursed Skals hide in the darkest places of the city.
Vampyr is set in 1918 London, with the city weakened by the recent World War I and ravaged by the Spanish Flu. This setting makes up an important part of Vampyr’s identity. DONTNOD will make players feel the duality that torments Dr. Jonathan Reid, giving them the freedom to choose who to sacrifice and who to save. Every kill has consequences, and it’s up to players to balance their need to feed and grow stronger with the rapidly deteriorating city of London.
DONTNOD Presents Vampyr – Episode 1 is available to watch today, with three more 5-minute episodes released weekly every Thursday.
Prowl the disease ridden streets in Vampyr – a darkly atmospheric action RPG from the studio behind ‘Remember Me’ and ‘Life is Strange’, developed using Unreal Engine 4. Set in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. 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. 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.
Vampyr releases Spring 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.