When is the Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 release date? After years of waiting and almost two decades on from the first game, Bloodlines 2 news is finally arriving from developer Paradox Interactive.
After a torturous development, that included multiple delays and the game moving developers from Hardsuit Labs, you can rest easy knowing what could become one of the best Xbox RPG games and best PS5 RPG games is finally arriving soon. Well, it’ll be one of the best if it can live up to the original, anyway. Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has been a long time coming but here’s what we know about the current state of the game after some original build screenshots were shared online last year.
Bloodlines 2 release date window
The Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 release date is set for Fall 2024 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This window was confirmed at PAX West 2023 where the game was re-revealed with a brand-new trailer. This also means it will now not release on PS4 or Xbox One.
Paradox Interactive hasn’t announced an official firm date yet, however. That new developer has been officially revealed by Paradox Interactive as Brighton-based The Chinese Room, the team behind the likes of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 story
Bloodlines 2 takes players to the dark underbelly of Seattle, where vampires struggle for survival and supremacy. As an Elder vampire, you will meet compelling characters, maneuver complex political relationships, stalk the city streets for prey, and engage in intense combat while balancing the need for blood.
Throughout the game, players must always be mindful of their surroundings or risk breaking the Masquerade – the absolute law of secrecy that keeps vampire society hidden from humanity.
That isn’t much to go on right now but a full gameplay reveal is coming in January 2024, so we should see more then.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 gameplay
Paradox Interactive previously announced that Bloodlines 2 will be revealed once again in September 2023, stating that “we’re excited to show you more and hope to have all of you with us in September when we reveal more.” The game has now been announced again.
The latest trailer gives us a brief look at gameplay which has been rebuilt with new RPG systems and mechanics according to an interview with PCGamer.
Those who have pre-ordered the game will receive a refund as the game’s editions and bonus content are being updated and altered. So, if you have pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition or the digital versions of the First Blood Edition you will receive a refund and can find out what to do here on an FAQ.
The Unsanctioned Edition and Blood Moon Edition remain and aren’t being changed, but you can still request a refund if you want to.
There are also some new screenshots you can see below:
The Chinese Room has a long history working on horror games from “walking simulators” like Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, to its upcoming game Still Wakes The Deep, which is a horror game set on an oil rig.
While this is by far the most ambitious title to date for the studio, they definitely seem to be aware of the expectations placed on them after fans have waited more than two decades for the sequel.
So there you have it! More news about Bloodlines 2 and hopefully a Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 release date are finally on the horizon. While you wait for this RPG to land, why not take a look at some of the other best RPG games you can play right now across PS5, Xbox, Switch, and PC?