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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Pre-Order Guide: Release Window And Other Details

The upcoming vampire RPG releases later this year on PS5 and Xbox Series X along with Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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The 2020 holiday season has plenty of exciting PS4 and Xbox One games on the horizon, but naturally, we're all hungry for new information on the next-generation games launching on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Microsoft's May Inside Xbox stream revealed a slew of upcoming games coming to Xbox Series X--one of them being Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. Since then, a new trailer has confirmed the game will release on PS5 as well. Originally set to launch later this year, the dark vampire RPG will release on both next-generation consoles as well as Xbox One, PS4, and PC sometime in 2021, as developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive announced a Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delay. That said, the game is up for pre-order with several special editions and pre-order bonuses.

Microsoft has confirmed Bloodlines 2 supports Xbox Series X Smart Delivery. That means you can safely pre-order the game for Xbox One and automatically receive the Series X version as well. The game also features cross-gen character saves so your progress on Xbox One will transfer over to Series X. Unfortunately, no equivalent service has been announced for PS4 and PS5, so if you're looking to play on that platform, you'll want to hold off on pre-ordering for now.

Bloodlines 2 is an RPG and the sequel to 2004's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. The game takes place in 21st-century Seattle within the "World of Darkness," where vampires, werewolves, demons, and other supernatural creatures exist among humans. Your character is a human recently killed and revived as a "thinblood" vampire, one with weaker powers than full-blood vampires. In this world, there are various vampire clans with different strengths and abilities, and there are also five different factions representing different ideals and positions in society.

The RPG features mostly first-person gameplay and lets you create your own vampire character; you can choose who they were as a human and their vampiric power (or "Discipline), which can be upgraded over time. You'll eventually be able to join one of the vampire clans, which unlocks new abilities, and can ally yourself with one of the factions, which impacts your interactions with other characters.

If the idea of stalking the streets as a vampire intrigues you, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is now up for pre-order with several special editions to choose from. There are also incentives for pre-ordering early in the form of some digital bonus items. Read on for everything you need to know about pre-ordering Bloodlines 2 before it lands on console and PC later this year.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 pre-order bonuses

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 pre-order bonuses
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 pre-order bonuses

Anyone who pre-orders Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will receive the First Blood pre-order pack, which includes a digital copy of the official soundtrack, engraved pistol weapon skin, retro hunter outfit, and civil war saber weapon skin. As of this time, no retailers are offering exclusive bonuses.


Pre-order Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 First Blood Edition | $60

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 official box art
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 official box art

The game's standard edition is called the First Blood Edition, and it's selling for $60. You'll receive the base game and pre-order bonuses. The First Blood Edition is available to pre-order below. Note the slight discount available on PC via Green Man Gaming--this is a code you must redeem on Steam.

PS4

Xbox One / Series X

PC


Pre-order Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Unsanctioned Edition | $70

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Unsanctioned Blood Pack
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Unsanctioned Blood Pack

Upgrade to the Unsanctioned Edition for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, and you'll receive 24-hour early access along with the Unsanctioned Blood Pack. The Unsanctioned Edition is just $10 more than the standard edition, listed at $70. Here's everything it includes:

  • Base game with pre-order pack
  • 24-hour early access
  • Unsanctioned Blood Pack
    • In-game developer commentary (feat. Brian Mitsoda)
    • In-game art book
    • Damsel's beret
    • Jeanette outfit
    • Smiling Jack outfit
    • Voerman family portrait
    • Sarcophagus table
    • Severed arm weapon skin
    • Stop sign item

You can pre-order the Unsanctioned Edition on PC below. We're not seeing any console versions available to pre-order yet for this edition, but you can secure your copy early at a discount from Fanatical or Green Man Gaming. Both are offering Steam codes.

PC


Pre-order Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Blood Moon Edition | $90

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Season of the Wolf season pass
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Season of the Wolf season pass

Bloodlines 2's Blood Moon Edition will cost you $90 for the full package. In addition to everything included with the Unsanctioned Edition, you'll receive the Season of the Wolf season pass, which will add more story content and a new weapon skin. The story packs will "take you deeper into the underbelly of Seattle and introduce some of the more fantastical denizens from the World of Darkness." The season pass also includes a major expansion for the game "in which the vampires' greatest enemy enters Seattle."

  • Base game with pre-order pack
  • 24-hour early access
  • Unsanctioned Blood Pack
    • In-game developer commentary (feat. Brian Mitsoda)
    • In-game art book
    • Damsel's beret
    • Jeanette outfit
    • Smiling Jack outfit
    • Voerman family portrait
    • Sarcophagus table
    • Severed arm weapon skin
    • Stop sign item
  • Season of the Wolf season pass
    • Bludgeon weapon skin
    • Story pack 1
    • Story pack 2
    • Expansion

You can pre-order the Blood Moon Edition below. Like the Unsanctioned Edition, it's only available on PC so far, and there are discounts available right now.

PC

Pre-order Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Collector's Edition | $170

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Collector's edition
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Collector's edition

Of course, Bloodlines 2 is getting a fancy Collector's edition that'll cost you a decent chunk of change. It includes several physical collectibles, including an Elif figurine, a 7-inch vinyl, and steelbook, along with the game's Unsanctioned Blood Pack and Season of the Wolf season pass. It'll sell for $170, although you'll also be able to buy the Collector's edition minus the game for $110. This edition is only available through Paradox Interactive's website.

  • Base game with pre-order pack
  • Detailed map of Seattle
  • 7” vinyl featuring in-game soundtrack
  • 28 cm Elif figurine
  • Steelbook
  • Bloodlines 5th edition core book (digital)
  • Unsanctioned Blood Pack
    • In-game developer commentary (feat. Brian Mitsoda)
    • In-game art book
    • Damsel's beret
    • Jeanette outfit
    • Smiling Jack outfit
    • Voerman family portrait
    • Sarcophagus table
    • Severed arm weapon skin
    • Stop sign item
  • Season of the Wolf season pass
    • Bludgeon weapon skin
    • Story pack 1
    • Story pack 2
    • Expansion

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