First Vampyr Screenshots Take You to 20th Century London

February 29, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Set for release in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Vampyr received its first four screenshots today from developer Dontnod (Life Is Strange).

In the screenshots (below) for this action-RPG set in 1918, publisher Focus Home Interactive explains that you’ll see the game’s world, as the Spanish flu laid waste to London’s population. They add:

Every character in the game has his or her own unique back-story and will affect the world. Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you “alive”, it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use. As a Doctor, and a Vampyr who used to be human, you may also choose to heal your potential prey, crafting medicines from items collected in the game world.

There will be times when exploration and seduction will only get you so far, and you’ll need to resort to engaging in Vampyr’s dynamic, melee-focused real-time combat. It blends hard-hitting melee combat with supernatural vampire powers. Find and loot materials and components from the fresh corpses of your victims or during exploration, in order to craft and improve tools, melee and ranged weapons, as well as special ammunitions and coating to exploit the weaknesses of your enemies.

As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.

The full website for Vampyr is coming soon.