Vampyr Story Trailer Features Chilling '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' Cover

The new trailer gives us a peek into the protagonist's motivations and a look at some of the many characters he'll encounter throughout his journey.

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Vampyr, the action-RPG from the creators of Life is Strange’s first season, will immerse players into the world of a cursed protagonist this June. Our Doctor turned Vampyr Jonathan Reid will have to navigate 1918 London, attempting to cure the city of a dangerous flu while balancing his need to feed on the citizens he hopes to save.

Vampyr has suffered a few delays, but remains one of my Most Anticipated of 2018. Its appearance on that list is solidified with nearly every glimpse we’re given and this new story trailer continues that trend.

As seen in the trailer above, it seems the land itself sees Jonathan Reid as its champion. His new affliction will clearly play a major role in saving the citizens from the flu epidemic and player’s own choices will change how the story unfolds. “What prevails in the end, I wonder,” Reid ponders. “The desire for blood or to be of service to man.” Set over a chilling cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Phlotilla and Mona Najib, it sets a fitting tone for this upcoming tale. Vampyr releases June 5 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Pre-orders are available now.

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    April 11, 2018 10:20 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Vampyr Story Trailer Features Chilling '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' Cover

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      April 11, 2018 11:43 AM

      Anyone have a link to their full cover of The Reaper? Or is it just these lines they recorded?

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      April 11, 2018 3:43 PM

      Before even clicking the video to play I expected a breathy female vocal overtop a reverb-drenched sporadic piano twinkling. Beyond predictable, And although a laugh, it's disappointing to see I nailed it.

      If it's your thing you can get more of it by watching most action movie trailers the action will be muted while the breathy female emotes to ruin a great classic song, Heavily featured in most commercials before the main feature as well.

      Not sure yet if I am happy that this is replacing the hipster chick and her ukulele songs that were all the rage the last few years.