VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE - BLOODLINES 2 Steps Into the Spotlight in "Come Dance" Trailer

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VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE - BLOODLINES 2 Steps Into the Spotlight in

Although Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs — makers of 2012's Blacklight: Retribution — announced Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 in March 2019, it's still not clear when the long-delayed sequel to the 2004 classic will come out. Thankfully, it seems that the studio is ready to reveal new details on the RPG.

A brand-new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 made its debut during yesterday's Inside Xbox mini-event, allowing us to take a closer look at the vampire-infested Seattle and its undead citizens.

The game was supposed to launch in March, but the publisher ultimately decided to delay the title to allow the team at Hardsuit Labs to polish (and maybe even more importantly, fully optimise) their opus magnum.

"The narrative design department has been hard at work making sure [...] side quests feel every bit as integral to the fabric of the game as the main quests," Hardsuit explained on the game's website.

According to the Seattle-based game developer, the ambitious sequel "grew in other ways as well" thanks to the delay. "It always was central to our vision to make players feel like a vampire through gameplay. One side of it is to create this freedom in movements that a mere mortal could never experience. This led us to the decision to expand your baseline Thinblood abilities to traversal. [...] We went through the game [...] and investigated all the ways we could make them even more exciting and seamless for you to use. These powers have been with us for a long time, and we can fully leverage their potential uses throughout all levels for puzzles, rewards, and perhaps some secrets for you to find."

Wait no more, and learn more about the secret societies of Seattle in the action-packed trailer down below:

Enter the World of Darkness and rise through vampire society. Experience Seattle - a city full of alluring, dangerous, characters and factions. You are dead now but stronger, quicker, more alluring and with potential for so much more. Choose to be brutal and unflinching or cultured and seductive. Use charm, cunning, terror and sheer will to rise through vampire society. What monster will you be?

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC (via Steam, GOG and the EGS) in 2020.