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Malkavian Clan Revealed for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs have shared a new trailer and details for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.

Featured above, a new trailer was released for the Malkavian clan, alongside some new information for the upcoming action-RPG.

In case you missed it, you can find our previous reports for the Ventrue clan here, Toreador clan here, Tremere clan here, Brujah clan here, and the Thinblood clan here.

Here’s a rundown on the clan:

Malkavians invade the minds of their victims, using Dementation to impart an imperfect version of their psychoses on them. Auspex allows Malkavians to slip deeper into their condition, expanding their senses beyond the boundaries of their bodies.

Dementation

  • Haunt – Imparts an unseen spectre in the minds of victims. Unable to control themselves, they’ll try to flee in a panic.
  • Berserk – Fills the vampire’s targets with an uncontrollable rage, causing them to lash out at anything nearby – even the air itself, if no better target is available.

Use of Dementation, while thoroughly unsettling, is not a Masquerade Violation.

Auspex

  • Aura Sense – Allows the vampire to spot NPCs through walls, read crowds at a glance, and mark individuals, staying aware of them even over long distances. It also reveals the weaknesses of a marked NPC.
  • Psychic Projection – Forces the vampire’s mind from their body, allowing it to  explore the area in astral form and use Aura Sight to mark any character they spot. The vampire’s senses have developed to such an extent that they may end up telepathically overwhelming the senses of others for a short while.

Use of Auspex is not a Masquerade Violation.

Like the first Bloodlines, playing as a Malkavian will change the way the city reacts to your presence and reveal unique dialogue options not available to other clans.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is launching across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in Q1 of 2020.

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