Unfortunately for Vampire: The Masquerade fans, it seems that Bloodlines 2 is in development hell, as the game has been delayed numerous times, with several important people leaving the project in the meantime.
But if you are hungry for Vampire: The Masquerade content, maybe Bloodhunt will be the perfect game for you.
Developed and published by a Swedish studio Sharkmob, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a battle royale game with vampires!
The game's concept definitely got us intrigued and it sounds like an interesting idea for a battle royale game, especially the fact that the game is set in such a beloved universe such as Vampire: The Masquerade.
If you are interested as well, here's what we currently know about the game.
Bloodhunt gameplay and features
Bloodhunt is a free-to-play, third-person battle royale set in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade
The game will have players use their supernatural vampire powers, this-worldly weapons, and of course, your wit and reflexes.
The game is set in Prague during a lockdown. Players will feed on blood in order to charge up their supernatural senses and skills and will fight against other vampires and Second Inquisition hunters "to dominate the night".
"A treacherous betrayal has stirred a war amongst the vampires, who are also being targeted for annihilation by a secret society known as the Entity," says the official description of the game.
The announcement trailer shows players jumping extremely high, climbing on the walls, shooting fire from their hands, teleporting and even becoming some kind of a broken mirror, which is a rather interesting ability.
Then, of course, there's your standard arsenal of weapons you can expect to see in a modern battle royale game, with a mix of both ranged and melee combat.
Judging by the trailer, the game will be similar to Apex Legends in a sense, combining class-based shooters (characters with abilities) and gunplay. It seems that the game has a big focus on mobility and freedom of vertical movement as well, as we see players jumping, climbing and moving really fast.
It is also confirmed that the masquerade will function as a game mechanic. If you reveal your vampire nature to the civilians trapped within the lockdown area, your location will be revealed to the enemies.
That's about everything we currently know about the gameplay, but expect more to be revealed soon.
Bloodhunt closed alpha: Where to sign up?
The game is currently in its Alpha phase and the Bloodhunt closed alpha testing is coming this summer, and it will become available in July.
If you are interested in testing the game before everyone else, you can register for the Bloodhunt closed alpha here, by signing up for the newsletter on the game's website.
The closed Alpha test will start on 2nd July 2021.
The Alpha will be invitational only, and the number of spots is limited, so make sure to register on time!
How can you get the closed alpha invitation?
- Sign up for the Bloodhunt newsletter
- Follow the game's Twitter account and Discord server.
- Selected Twitch streamers will have key giveaways.
If you don't get to participate in the closed alpha, there will be a larger test in the near future.
Bloodhunt release date
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is set to release later in 2021, exclusively for PC.