Here’s 15 minutes of The Chinese Room’s Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

After months of conceptual chatter over on its blog, developer The Chinese Room has finally whipped back the shroud on its version of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, giving a first proper look at its in-game action courtesy of an 15-minute gameplay reveal.

Prior to today, The Chinese Room – which took over the troubled Bloodlines 2 back in 2021, although the studio’s involvement wasn’t announced until last year – has talked a little about the game’s main character, vampire elder Phyre, its clans, and its “visceral immersive combat”, and all of that comes together in today’s extended gameplay debut.

According to The Chinese Room, this 15-minute first-look features a sequence from relatively early in the game, taking place after Phyre – who in this particular playthrough is part of the Brujah clan, imbuing her with supernatural speed and strength, as well as a rather short fuse – has established herself in Seattle and made inroads with the court. As she investigates the mysterious mark on her hand limiting her powers, she receives a tip-off leading her to a warehouse and a vampire known as Willem who might just have some answers.

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