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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 interview: Choices matter

We get the skinny on the upcoming vampire sequel from the folks at HardSuit labs.


The blood moon is high and Seattle's dark denizens are at war. It's time to return to one of gaming's most cherished worlds via the long-awaited sequel Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. Developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive are hard at work on following up one of the most beloved cult classics in all of PC gaming. The team brought an all-new gameplay demo to Gamescom this year to show off what they’ve been working on since the game was announced earlier this year.

While we were at Gamescom 2019, we got the opportunity to speak with the team about the game and learn what goes into building an experience where player choice drives the outcome of the narrative.

In Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, players will take on the role of the humans recently turned into a creature of the night during an unsanctioned Mass Embrace, thrust right into the battle between factions in Seattle. You're one of the witnesses, so you're going to be crucial to unraveling this mystery and you're going to have to choose a side along the way.

There are three editions of Bloodlines 2 available for fans to pre-order: Standard, Unsanctioned, and Blood Moon. The Unsanctioned version is the deluxe edition of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 and includes the Unsanctioned Blood Pack, which features an art book, in-game dev commentary by Brian Mitsode, the Smiling Jack and Jeanette outfits, severed arm weapon skin, Sarcophagus Table, Damsel's Beret, Voerman Family Portrait, and Stop Sign item. The Blood Moon edition includes all of that plus the Season Pass for Bloodlines 2, called Season of the Wolf. The pass will give access to two story packs and an expansion. All editions are up now on Steam.

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Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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