DONTNOD Entertainment have released a new video ahead of Vampyr’s launch on June 5, 2018, showing off almost an hour of uncut gameplay footage, complete with developer commentary and answering fan questions, taken from the recent developer stream.
You can watch the stream over on Twitch – the gameplay takes place around six hours into the game, and shows some of the deeper mechanics of Vampyr, where you can choose to kill or spare the citizens of London, using their blood to develop horrifying new powers. Your protagonist, Jonathan Reid is also a doctor, and can choose to heal people by conducting examinations and crafting specific medicines. Curing illnesses improves the quality of life for each citizen and the district as a whole, but if you only want to grow stronger, their blood will offer a larger, tastier boost in power.
If you want to keep your districts going, you’ll have to balance the health of the inhabitants and who you choose to kill. Each of the four main districts have their own health status gauge, which is affected by the number of dead, sick, and healthy citizens in that area. As the gauge drops lower, shop prices will increase, citizens are more likely to get sick, and life there generally deteriorates. If the status drops below critical condition, then the entire district will be lost forever; all shops, side quests, and regular inhabitants are permanently gone, but this doesn’t mean game over. If you lose all four districts, you’ll get a fitting ending.
Vampyr releases on June 5, 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but if you can’t wait that long, there’s a dev stream coming up on June 4, 2018. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments.