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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Announced

After years in development at Hardsuit Labs and months of teasing from Paradox Interactive, we’re very excited to reveal Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2!

A true successor to the original must be written by the creative mind behind the unforgettable, undying characters of that cult classic. Thus, Brian Mitsoda has returned to write the next step in the Bloodlines franchise. Fans can be sure the deep, reactive, character-driven storytelling of the original is coming back… maybe even alongside a few fan-favourite characters?

“When Paradox announced they were acquiring the World of Darkness IP, I immediately started thinking about what it would be like to return to Vampire: The Masquerade. Our aim has been to carry on the signature themes that made Bloodlines unique - particularly its dark tone, atmosphere, and humor - and I think that fans of the original will love what we’re doing with Bloodlines 2.” - Brian Mitsoda

Created in an act of vampire insurrection, your existence ignites a blood war among the vampire factions who run Seattle. To survive, you’ll choose a clan and enter into uneasy alliances with the competing factions in a world which will react to every choice you make. Unleash your supernatural powers against your prey, but be mindful of your surroundings at all times or run the risk of breaking the Masquerade -- the absolute law of secrecy that keeps Vampire society hidden from humanity. You’ll stalk the city streets for prey, maneuver complex political relationships, and balance your need for blood against your withering humanity.

Bloodlines 2 will provide you the choice of a number of clans, with more clans added to the game post-launch free of charge. Which clans and factions feature in Bloodlines 2 is just some of the information we’re looking forward to sharing with you on our way to release on PC and consoles in Q1 2020!

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Features

Become the Ultimate Vampire - Immerse yourself in the World of Darkness and live out your vampire fantasy in a city filled with intriguing characters that react to your choices. You and your unique disciplines are a weapon in a forward-driving, fast-moving, melee-focussed combat system. Your power will grow as you advance, but remember to uphold the Masquerade and guard your humanity ... or face the consequences.

Descend into Seattle’s Dark Heart and Survive the Vampire Elite - Seattle has always been run by vampires. Hunt your prey across Seattle locations faithfully reimagined in the World of Darkness. Meet the old blood founders present since the city’s birth and the new blood steering the tech money redefining the city. Everyone has hidden agendas - so choose your allies wisely.

Enter into Uneasy Alliances - Choose a side among competing factions, each with their own unique traits and stories, in the war for Seattle’s blood trade. The world will judge you by the company you keep, but remember no one’s hands stay clean forever.

Experience the Story - Written by the creative mind behind the original Bloodlines, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 brings the ambitions of the first to life and sees the return of a few fan favorite characters.

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Wie schon in der News die Frage: basiert das Spiel auf oWoD oder nWoD? Der Untertitel The Masquerade legt zwar oWoD nahe, aber es wurde ja von einem aktualisiertem oder neuen Regelwerk geschrieben... und das wäre dann die nWoD. :hmm: :pcat: :nyanwins:
 
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Wie schon in der News die Frage: basiert das Spiel auf oWoD oder nWoD? Der Untertitel The Masquerade legt zwar oWoD nahe, aber es wurde ja von einem aktualisiertem oder neuen Regelwerk geschrieben... und das wäre dann die nWoD. :hmm::pcat::nyanwins:

Im Trailer steht am Ende World of Darkness also wohl das. Spiel grad teil 1 wieder mit Fanpatch 10.3 :D
 

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Im Trailer steht am Ende World of Darkness also wohl das. Spiel grad teil 1 wieder mit Fanpatch 10.3 :D

Es gibt zwei World of Darkness: "old" und "new". Vor ein paar Tagen ging erst ein Artikel rum, dass ein weiteres Bloodlines erscheint, das dann auf einem aktualisiertem/neuem Regelwerk beruht und das würde dann die new World of Darkness sein. Dagegen spricht, dass das Spiel Masquerade heißt (und das Vampire der nWoD den Untertitel Requiem hat).
Aber in Zeiten wo ein Spiel Arkham City heißt um dem Gelegenheitsspieler Kontinuität vorzugaukeln/zu zeigen dass das zur selben Spielreihe gehört, obwohl eigentlich nur ein Gefängnis so heißt, hat das auch wieder nicht viel zu bedeuten. :pcat: :nyanwins:
 

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Sah mir im Trailer irgendwie ein wenig nach Dishonored aus. Ich hoffe es kommt irgendwie auch nur in die Nähe des Vorgängers. Immer noch eines der besten Spiele.
 

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Ich habe den Vorgänger so gesuchtet. Trotz der vielen Fehler. Eines meiner liebsten Spiele.

Und auf meinem damaligen PC waren auch die Settings nit allzu hoch möglich. Aber es war sowas von egal :ugly:

Bin richtig gespannt drauf!
 

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Muss endlich mal den ersten weiterspielen. Hab ich mir letzten Sommer geholt inkl. der ganzen Fanpatches, aber leider noch keine Zeit gefunden :(
 

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Ich bleibe erstmal skeptisch. Der erste Teil war genial . Nach 14 Jahren daran anzuschließen dürfte nicht leicht sein.
 

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Ich hoffe nur das sie nicht so eien Wackelkamera wie im Teaser einbauen. Ansonsten freue ich mich natürlich drauf und hoffe das sie wenigstens in die Nähe des Vorgängers kommen...diesmal aber bitte fertigstellen.

Wobei, sind ja jetzt schon 2 Story Extension Packs und eine zusätzliche Erweiterung angekündigt. Deluxe und Premium Edition bekommen einen Tag eher zugriff auf das Spiel. Ich denke das wird was und dieses mal nicht einfach fallen gelassen.
 
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Bloodlines 2 taking a firm political & progressive stance, standing for LGBT rights & mental illness representation

While the demo of the early stages of the game I saw hinted at conflict and the politics of warring clans, Clooney says it’s central to Bloodlines 2 that the writers (who include Brian Mitsoda, narrative designer on the original game) are actively taking a political stance in this sequel, with its themes of art versus commerce and technological advances versus tradition.
“One of the reasons why that particular conflict attracted us so much was because it’s an inherently political conversation but it’s one of the few ones where it’s hard to… there are valid approaches. The world has to move forward, right?” says Clooney.
“It is a political game but I think it’s one of those few opportunities that gives us the chance to let people make their own political statement in a way that’s not cheap. I don’t believe you can look at both sides of a political argument without understanding both sides. It’s easy to say this is good and this is bad. But it’s definitely taking some political stances on what we think are right and wrong. In terms of the main conflict what is interesting is it’s one of those truly balanced issues.”
It’s not just politics where Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 takes a progressive approach. The character creator, which players get to use twice – once at the start to define your human aspects and then a second time later in the game to flesh out your vampire – goes way beyond basic male and female models. Body type, gender pronouns, employment history and fashion can all be toyed with for a very modular build.
“We’re interested in providing a very robust roleplaying experience for the player with something were they can really identify with their character by fine tuning and providing lots of options for them to do that,” says Rachel Leiker, UX/UI designer at Hardsuit Labs.
“In the first game you start out by picking the clan. With Bloodlines 2 because you’re starting as a ‘thin blood’ we give you some backgrounds to what your human self was before being embraced. They don’t so much have a direct influence on gameplay, there are a few minor influences like dialogue options, but we were really interested in following the progression and having the roleplay experience for the player to get a handle on that side of the game before they get a handle on the political clan-oriented side of it. The gamplay becomes very different later in the game [because you’ve chosen a clan]. You grow into it and consciously choose your clan after you’ve explored them. So it’s an informed decision.”
https://www.vg247.com/2019/03/21/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-political-character-creator/

It’s still called the Masquerade, so if you eat someone in public or turn into a bat in front of a bar you’ll get in trouble not only with the police, but also some beefier supernatural watchdogs. The humanity system returns, so killing innocents brings you closer to the inner beast. It’s first person, but yeah, you can customise your character (including choosing pronouns separately from your body type) and this time you can choose a human background that might affect how you approach problems or talk to people. The two examples I was given were cop and coroner, but if you want a basic start, with no bonuses, you can be a barista, which Mitsoda described as the default class in Seattle.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/03/22/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-preview/
The World of Darkness can be fraught at times. The original game traded in careless depictions of sex work and some tired writing about mental illnesses like disassociative identity disorder. You could play as a member of the mentally-addled but prophecy-gifted Malkavian clan, with altered dialogue that, while humorous, danced a fine line in terms of taste. There was even some racial stereotyping for good measure. Meanwhile, White Wolf’s management of the World of Darkness setting has not been without controversy. Last November, the Paradox subsidiary drew criticism for using the real-life persecution and murder of Chechnya’s LGBTQA population as a plot-point in the setting’s vampiric politicking. Paradox fully integrated White Wolf after this incident. When asked about their approach to the setting, the team outlined how they wanted to handle the World of Darkness in 2019.

“It was very of its time,” Ellison said of the first game. “It approached certain topics differently. How we look at stuff has matured since then.”
“It’s fifteen years later and things have changed,” Mitsoda said. “We have to be very sensitive about how we handle things like mental illness and that was a concern for us and for Paradox, in how we can make a mature story but if we do anything, we do our homework and make sure that we are punching up and not punching down.”
“We talk about these issues constantly,” Ellison added. “Because we care about including people, we want them to feel powerful and sexy, and we don’t want them to feel like it’s not for them.”
https://kotaku.com/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-is-getting-a-sequel-1833479366

mit der fünften edition von vampire - the masquerade kam auch folgendes vorwort:

:banderas:
 

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Bloodlines 2 taking a firm political & progressive stance, standing for LGBT rights & mental illness representation



https://www.vg247.com/2019/03/21/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-political-character-creator/



https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/03/22/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-preview/



https://kotaku.com/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-is-getting-a-sequel-1833479366

mit der fünften edition von vampire - the masquerade kam auch folgendes vorwort:


:banderas:

Bietet sich ja extrem an, zumindest bei der oWoD mit den Malkavianern. Deren Clansmakel ist es ja, dass sie alle eine Geisteskrankheit entwickeln und da ist der Spielraum auch viel, viel größer als "lululul ich bin so kraaaazyyyy xxxxX''#dDDDDDDDDDDD~~~".

Ich hatte mir mal einen Malk erstellt, der als Mensch ein Spielzeugfabrikant war und dann als er gebissen wurde alle paar Jahre periodisch psychotische Schübe bekam, Kindern den Kopf abschnitt und in seiner alten, inzwischen stillgelegten Spielzeugfabrik aufgestellt hat, um mit denen dann Vater, Mutter, Kind, Nachbarschaft und Haushund/katze zu spielen. :goodwork:

Sonst noch wer hier, der mal Vampire: the Masquerade Pen & Paper betrieben hat? :pcat: :nyanwins:
 
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