Vampyr gets a deliciously bloody new trailer

Posted on May 4, 2018

Vampyr, the new action/RPG from DONTNOD Entertainment (Life is Strange, Remember Me) has unveiled a new trailer that you need to sink your teeth into. Featuring the game’s tortured protagonist, Dr Jonathan Reid, the trailer shows his feeding ability and how it enhances his skills. Check out the tasty morsel below!

DONTNOD have described the feeding abilities importance in the game, stating “In Vampyr, the greatest source of XP to learn and enhance abilities comes from the blood of London’s citizens, who Dr Jonathan Reid has set out to save from the epidemic sweeping through the city. The question is less “Do I kill?” than “Who do I kill?” Investigating citizens’ lives will allow Reid to decide who is more ‘deserving’ of sacrifice – or he can simply give in to his hunger and treat the mortals as blood bags. Either way, killing certain citizens will have a greater impact on the local ecosystem than others, while simply killing too many may cause an entire district to collapse.”

The moral dilemma of selecting a victim promises to be an engaging and confronting gameplay mechanic. I cannot wait to experience it myself.

Feeding in Vampyr

“After draining the blood of his victims, Reid can learn and evolve powerful combat abilities. Close combat abilities allow Reid to close gaps quickly, pouncing from afar before slashing with deadly claws, while others such as Bloodspear allow him to deal damage from a distance,” DONTNOD continues. “At the higher levels of power, some abilities are feared by even the vampires themselves. Abyss allows Reid to unleash the shadows from within, while Rage targets and strikes entire groups of enemies with a terrible fury. Learning and evolving these abilities will aid in the doctor’s quest to save London – but at what cost?”

Vampyr releases on 5th June for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.