Vampyr Webseries Starts This January

Your favorite palindromic developer DONTNOD wants to give you a glimpse into how it developed the RPG world of Vampyr. Starting January 18, 2018 with Episode I: Making Monsters, fans will get to watch the first of a four part webseries that shows the studio’s creative process and some exclusive gameplay footage.

Checkout the teaser trailer for the series here.

 

Read the press release below.

Focus Home Interactive and DONTNOD Entertainment are excited to announce “DONTNOD Presents Vampyr”, an original weekly four-part webseries that reveals the studio’s signature approach to bringing the narrative-driven RPG, Vampyr, to life.

Watch the teaser trailer for this unique webseries, produced and realized by the video department of Focus Home Interactive. In each 5-minute episode, the French developer invites fans into the heart of their Parisian studio to unveil exclusive new gameplay footage, accompanied with deep insight into their creative process, beginning with Episode I: Making Monsters on January 18.

In the first episode, Making Monsters, DONTNOD delves into their signature identity and reasoning behind putting players into the role of a conflicted predator. The studio will make players feel the duality that torments doctor-turned-vampire, Jonathan Reid, giving them the freedom to choose who to sacrifice and who to save. Every killing has consequences, and it’s up to players to balance their need to feed and grow stronger, with the rapidly deteriorating city of London.

Four episodes are planned in total for the weekly series:
Episode I: Making Monsters
Episode II: Architects of the Obscure
Episode III: Human After All
Episode IV: Stories From the Dark

About Vampyr
Prowl the disease ridden streets in Vampyr – a darkly atmospheric action RPG from the studio behind ‘Remember Me’ and ‘Life is Strange’, developed using Unreal Engine 4. Set in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the Vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakes; as the player it is you who determines how to harness your new powers, by specializing in deadly, versatile RPG skill-trees that change the way you play. As a doctor recently turned into a Vampire, you try to understand your new affliction. Your quest of intuition, discoveries and struggles, will be filled with death and drama, while your attempt to stem the irrepressible thirst that constantly drives you to take human lives. As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.

Key Features
-Explore a darkly atmospheric early 20th century London
-Play a tormented and powerful Vampire learning the rules of his new condition―a man of science, a beast of the night: Your toughest battles will be within yourself
-Build your own combat style through a wide range of crafted weapons and powerful Vampire abilities to defeat a large and unique bestiary
-Moral choices will shape your story: How human can a Vampire be when he must feed?

Written by Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer

An avid video game enthusiast who loves collector’s editions, retro gaming & the history of this great hobby.

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