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DONTNOD’s next game will be the action RPG Vampyr

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There are countless films without Dracula in them.

I dig Dontnod Entertainment. They’re a studio who approach familiar genres with novel concepts, which resulted in the underrated rough gem that is Remember Me. They’ve got another game on the way in the form of the episodic Life Is Strange, but that’s not all that they have under the hood. Because their next game is going to be a proper pain in the neck.

According to a tweet from game publisher Focus Interactive, Dontnod’s next effort will be Vampyr, an action-RPG set after World War One:

The big draw of this game however, will be that players will need to make choices. Hard choices, that don’t have a black and white outcome, but lean more towards the neutral side according to TheSixthAxis. Vampyr starts with a doctor who happens to have come down with a case of vampirism, as the Nosferatu and human sides of his personality have him warring over the choice to kill or starve. The game’s tagline is “Take blood. Save a life.”

The doctor of Vampyr is also working during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak, an event that claimed scores of lives, so it’s not as if he doesn’t have an entire selection of blood to choose from. It’s unclear which platforms Vampyr will arrive or which date it will release on. I’ve been aching for a solid vampire game for a while. Having a proper PC for the first time years ago, I installed the pair of Vampire: The Masquerade games, and was thrilled at the freedom of those games.

Since then, Vampires have pretty much bitten nothing but the dust when it came to representation in games. Hopefully Vampyr can make the years-long wait for a real Vampire game worthwhile.

Last Updated: January 21, 2015

21 Comments

  1. I should start playing remember me again.

    Stopped due to it being a crappy port.

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    • Spaffy

      January 21, 2015 at 08:12

      On my “to play” list.

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      • Lord Chaos

        January 21, 2015 at 08:14

        Don’t know if the fixed with patch or not, but rather gonna use a controller when I get back to it.

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  2. Spaffy

    January 21, 2015 at 08:09

    • The D

      January 21, 2015 at 08:13

      My child gets all the cool shit in life.

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      • HairyEwok

        January 21, 2015 at 08:33

        Only thing we can settle for now is this toy. (rfrsh)

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    • HairyEwok

      January 21, 2015 at 08:30

      I would dress my kid up as batman everyday and push him everywhere. I’ll let him only learn these words “I’m Batman”, so when they ask me what his name is he’ll say it himself. That’s the dream at least.

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      • Spaffy

        January 21, 2015 at 08:32

        You’ll make a awesome dad.

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  3. Ghost In The Rift

    January 21, 2015 at 08:15

    Yeah if somebody can just redo Vampire: The Masquerade in HD and use Linkin Park’s song The Final Masquerade that would be epic, but looking forward to this game.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 21, 2015 at 09:11

      Aye, some bug fixes, tweaks, HD remake and you are all set!

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  4. Spaffy

    January 21, 2015 at 08:15

    What’s with the “RENFIELD YOU IDIOT!” tag? 😀

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    • HairyEwok

      January 21, 2015 at 08:31

      Read that as Redfield…. Too much Resident Evil for me :/

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 21, 2015 at 08:53

      It’s from the same movie the header image comes from.

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      • Spaffy

        January 21, 2015 at 08:55

        Thanx. Don’t I feel stupid.

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  5. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 21, 2015 at 09:00

    Sounds intriguing. Could do with a good vampire RPG again.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 21, 2015 at 09:10

      Agreed! VTM Bloodlines was soooo long ago

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    • Kain

      February 21, 2015 at 12:01

      I hope it isn’t like a telltale game where you have to scroll the cursor over objects. I’m hoping for leaping over buildings like a whisper in the night air, while stalking a 20 something female just finishing her late shift. I want to be able to create a subtle noise from one direction which makes her turn exactly where i want. Then leap silently to a rooftop next to the alleyway she turns into and jump down silently behind her.
      With the option to feed from her a little and make her forget or to drain her completely and have her skin turn ice white. Or even to seduce her and have her drink from the character and become a vampire herself. Developers really need to use their imagination these days. They are getting a little stale.

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  6. Brandon van Reenen

    January 21, 2015 at 09:32

    I miss Leslie Nielsen right now 🙁

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  7. Kensei Seraph

    January 21, 2015 at 09:37

    The era of zombies is ending and the era of space is almost underway.
    Will the next era of gaming be vampires once again?

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  8. Viking Of Science

    January 21, 2015 at 11:24

    But It’s Not Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2…. 🙁

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  9. ToshZA

    January 21, 2015 at 12:01

    7 people in this header.

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