Post WWI, the Spanish flu has decimated the population of London, England. Those who wish to avoid the sickness shutter themselves inside while a new threat rises in the darkness.
Dontnod Entertainment’s new action RPG Vampyr today unveils a new cinematic trailer depicting the legends and tales of its mysterious protagonist, Dr Jonathan Reid. Set in 1918 London during a deadly bout of the Spanish Flu that left London’s alleys and promenades wailing in agony, Dr Reid awakes having arrived home from serving in the Great War with a deathly new ailment: vampirism. A doctor, Reid considers his affliction another disease. As he tries to understand and live with it, he also desperately attempts to continue his life as a doctor, helping those stricken with the flu.
Watch the Darkness Within trailer on YouTube:
Watch today’s trailer to hear whispers in the night from Vampyr’s many citizens―each with their own names, back stories, and daily lives. When Vampyr releases in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, it will be up to you to decide whether to shrug off Reid’s ghoulish reputation, or lay waste to London’s already troubled streets.
In Vampyr, every citizen killed will affect London’s safety. From shop closures to missing kin, the act of killing is unavoidable, but who you kill―and how―is in your hands. Every civilian can be killed or saved, but as hordes of vampire hunters prowl the streets, growing strong on the blood of the weak will be ever more tempting.
Embrace the legend in Vampyr, coming 2017 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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.
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About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles, and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Vampyr, The Surge, Mordheim, Space Hulk: Deathwing, Call of Cthulhu – the official video game, and many more. More information about the company at: http://www.focus-home.com