Life is Strange Dev's Vampyr Gets Gloomy Screenshots

Darkness reigns in Dontnod Entertainments new game.

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Screenshots for Vampyr, the next game from Remember Me and Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment, have been released, offering a new look at its 20th century Britain setting. Based on the screenshots below, it looks like the game is going to be dark--like, barely visible dark.

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Vampyr is a role-playing game for set for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It is being developed using Epic's Unreal Engine 4. As mentioned above, the game takes in 20th century Britain, at a time when a lethal Spanish Flu is tearing through the population. On top of that, vampires stalk its denizens from the shadows.

"[Britain is] gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear," Dontnod previously explained. "In a disorganised and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the vampires."

Players are cast as Jonathan E. Reid, a military surgeon that becomes a vampire when he returns home from the war. As Reid, they must explore London, taking on missions and feeding on the populous. Picking who you choose to feed on is important as it has consequences.

"Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust," Dontnot explained. "Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street.

"Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you 'alive'; it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use"

Combat is comprised of melee and shooting, along with supernatural vampiric abilities. These allow Reid to embody different vampire species. Weapon crafting is also a core pillar of its gameplay.

Vampyr will be published by Focus Home Interactive in 2017.

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