Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 isn’t expected until March 2020, but fans of the classic role-playing franchise will have plenty to keep them occupied until then. In addition to the latest edition of the tabletop game, an adventure game called Vampire: The Masquerade — Coteries of New York is also on the way for Windows PC and Nintendo Switch. Today, developers pulled back the curtain on its Telltale-inspired narrative gameplay.
Draw Distance (formerly iFun4all, makers of Serial Cleaner among others) describe the game as “primarily text-driven.” Players take on the role of a newly-born vampire in New York City, making new Disciples to help fulfill your plans. From today’s press release:
You are embraced into the world of the Kindred by a Sire who swiftly abandons you to your fate. Taken under the wing of an older, scheming vampire, you must learn the ins and outs of your current condition while a nefarious plot unravels around you — and you are unwittingly at the center of it.
As you learn about this bloody society and its role in the modern nights, you meet others like you — young, inexperienced vampires eager to prove themselves — who are regardless more rooted in the Cainite history of New York City than you are. They serve as your guides, windows into the different Clans of Kindred, and, perhaps, some night, friends. What starts as an alliance of convenience might blossom into a true camaraderie… or devolve into bitter antagonism.
Along the way, players will have to manage their hunger and their humanity, as well as maintaining the Masquerade. It all sounds fairly par for the course, so there’s a lot hanging on the quality of the game’s writing.
Expect Vampire: The Masquerade — Coteries of New York to arrive on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC as well as Nintendo Switch in the fourth quarter of 2019.