Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is the latest in the long-running line of video games based on the popular tabletop RPG series, and today IGN can exclusively reveal a new gameplay overview trailer that showcases the role-playing mechanics Swansong will offer through its different playable characters. Watch the three-minute video above.
As developer Big Bad Wolf Studio describes it, “Each of the three heroes has a character sheet that the player can fully customise. You can be an expert in speech and persuasion and dominate others, or you can develop your technology skills so you can hack computers and locks. The heroes also have vampire powers of their own: the Disciplines. For example, Leysha can Obfuscate to conceal her presence, Emem uses Celerity to reach otherwise inaccessible locations and Galeb makes others his puppet using Domination.”
A clever wrinkle added to the gameplay is that if your thirst for blood gets intense enough (you are a vampire, after all), that hunger will affect the in-the-moment choices you have in a given situation. Swansong is about mysterious assassins who are attacking the Boston vampire community. Big Bad Wolf Studio says it’s “a story-based game with multiple story branches, in which certain choices permanently affect the fate of your heroes and the Boston vampire community.”
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will be released on May 19 for PC (via the Epic Games Store), Xbox platforms, and PlayStation platforms.
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