Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Is Back With a New Developer and Release Window

Paradox Interactive has announced that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is back in development with Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs’ The Chinese Room.

The news was announced at PAX West, and it was also confirmed Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be getting a gameplay reveal in January 2024 and a release date in Fall 2024.

Bloodlines 2 is the sequel to the original game from 2004 and Paradox provided a description of the game to tease the bloody adventure that lies ahead.

“Bloodlines 2 takes players to the dark underbelly of Seattle, where vampires struggle for survival and supremacy,” the official description reads. “As an Elder vampire, players 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.”

Bloodlines 2 re-emerged in June 2023 for the first time in quite a while after it let go of the game’s original developer, Hardsuit Labs. In addition to announcing we’d learn more about the game this month, it also promised to offer refunds to those who pre-ordered any edition of the game.

The sequel was planned to have a release date in Q1 2020, but development troubles started popping up. Hopefully, this news means it’s back on the right track.

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