New Vampyr Screenshots Depict the Dual-Life of a Vampiric-Doctor

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Focus Home Interactive has shared new screenshots for their upcoming action RPG, Vampyr.

Developed by Dontnod Entertainment (Remember Me, Life is Strange), players will step into the shoes of a doctor-turned-vampire, as you try to help save people from the Spanish Flu epidemic, while also sating your lust for blood.

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You can find a brief synopsis for the game and its protagonist below, via Focus Home:

Vampyr, the new action-RPG from acclaimed game-development studio DontNod, releases new images today depicting the duality of the central character. Set in London, 1918, Vampyr promises to offer a unique and deeply immersive experience, and a strong and engaging narrative steeped in vampire mythology.

In Vampyr, players take control of Dr. Jonathan Reid, a newly formed vampire who is torn between the Hippocratic Oath he swore as a doctor, and the bloodthirsty need to kill due to the monster within. While London suffers from the Spanish Flu pandemic, your first reflex as a doctor would be to help and heal people… but it will be impossible for you to ignore your inner, violent, nature of Vampyr – first and foremost, you are a lethal predator.

As a Vampyr, you have to accept your need to sacrifice people to survive. Feeding on people will be the basis of your character progression, as it will allow you to learn supernatural Vampyr powers and talents that will be useful in persuasion, locomotion, survivability, and combat. So the dilemma that’s offered to you isn’t ‘should I kill people?’ but more ‘who will I kill’? And this decision won’t be without consequences. Killing one person will create a rippling effect on London’s ecosystem and you will have to live with both the repercussions and their death on your conscience. Decide to feed on a renowned doctor from the city hospital, and progressively see the health condition of the patients drop.

Every life saved and every life taken by Reid will have deadly ramifications to London and the people around it. When Vampyr releases in 2017, players will be asked: how far are you ready to go?

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  1. Madbrainbox
    May 24, 2016 at 10:04 am

    How I wish this will be good.But I have strong reservations towards it based on the description provided.I need to see some gameplay to decide.And by “some gameplay” I mean an hour or so of gameplay.

  2. ProxyDoug
    May 24, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Well it’s Dontnod, so it will probably have interesting ideas and a lot of wasted potential.

  3. ProxyDoug
    May 24, 2016 at 10:42 am

    It looks so boring by the images. There is just something about them that looks dull.
    Isn’t this type of setting is getting a bit overused?

  4. Ninjagai
    May 24, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I already have my solution to the Spanish Flu virus: Build a wall.

  5. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    May 24, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Wait, the same studio was behind Remember Me and Life is Strange?

    It all makes sense now!

  6. Madbrainbox
    May 24, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I can dream for a good game with vampires until Paradox will decide to make Bloodlines 2.Hopefully we’ll get it this century.

  7. Jack
    May 24, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Or just kill them all

  8. Jack
    May 24, 2016 at 11:35 am

    (The final one does, at least)

  9. JohnnyCageFan2
    May 25, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I don’t wanna drink the blood of sick people… I don’t wanna save ’em either.

  10. Mazdian
    May 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    What are you talking about? 1918 London?

  11. Mazdian
    May 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Seems like it’d be a pretty easy choice: just kill the ones who are already close to dying because of the flu?

  12. ProxyDoug
    May 27, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Yes. 1800 to 19something is getting pretty common place lately.