Dontnod’s Vampyr Gets a Dark New Trailer Highlighting the Protagonist’s Background

December 22, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan

Dontnod Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive have released a new trailer for the upcoming action RPG, Vampyr, highlighting its protagonist’s background.¬†As previously revealed, Dr Jonathan Reid is a vampire who’s out for blood to quench his thirst. In a press release accompanying the trailer above, Focus Home wrote:

Set in 1918 London during a deadly bout of the Spanish Flu that left London’s alleys and promenade’s wailing in agony, Dr Reid awakes having arrived home from serving in the Great War with a deathly new ailment: vampirism. A Doctor, Reid considers his affliction another disease. As he tries to understand and to live with it, he desperately tries to continue his life as a doctor, helping those stricken with flu.

The trailer shows people whispering about Dr Reid. We’re told that each citizen has his/her own backstory. The developer further writes:

In Vampyr, every citizen killed will affect London’s safety. From shop closures to missing kin, the act of killing is unavoidable, but who you kill, and how, is in your hands. Every civilian can be killed, or saved – but as hordes of vampire hunters prowl the streets, growing strong on the blood of the weak will be ever more tempting.

Vampyr releases sometime in 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.