News | Arkane Lyon develops game based on Marvel's Blade

Arkane Lyon is developing Blade, a game based on Marvel's anti-hero of the same name.

Marvel’s Dinga Bakaba and Bill Roseman unveiled the game during The Game Awards last night. The game will take place in a part of Paris that is under quarantine during a supernatural emergency. Vampires have appeared on the scene and it is up to Blade to keep the residents of Paris safe.

According to Rosemann, the game is partly being developed to celebrate Blade’s fiftieth anniversary year. Arkane’s Bakaba says it was a dream of his to be able to work on the Blade franchise.

Arkane is known for its immersive games, such as Prey, Deathloop and Dishonored.

It is not yet known when and on which systems Blade will appear, although it is likely that this will include at least PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S and PC. 

News | V Rising sold over 1.5 million copies

Developer Stunlock Studios has revealed that V Rising has sold more than 1.5 million copies, hitting a milestone of 150,000 concurrent players in the first two weeks since release.

With millions of players playing now, the developers say they will continue to look at the feedback it will receive during the game’s early access period towards full release.

“Our mission is to find out what matters most to our players and how we can take V Rising to a new level. We are working on bigger updates rather than small patches and small changes,” marketing manager Johan Ilves said in a blog. post. “It’s too early to say when the first major content patch for V Rising will be released as we take the time to make sure we release something new. This will require more patience from you fans!”

Stunlock Studios says its main focus is on bugfixing, balancing, server optimization and QoL improvements. More content is in the works, including more weapons, loot and magic. New designs should appear from the fall.

The  game is available in Early-Acces on Steam and has already received a number of updates, such as an offline mode that has been added.

News | Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt in beta starting September 7

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt will be playable in beta on PC starting September 7.

In a new trailer, developer Sharkmob showcases the Toreador, one of the game’s playable factions.

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt is a free-to-play battle royale game where players compete against each other on rainy rooftops. It is also possible to use vampire powers to outsmart other players. The game takes place in the Vampire The Masquerade universe.

The game will be playable in beta on Steam starting September 7.

News | New Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Trailer Released

A new trailer for the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong was released last night.

The game has been announced for quite some time and revolves around three different vampires controlling gamers as they fight to take control of Boston.

The new prince of the Boston Camarilla wants to create the Masquerade; a law that ensures that people never find out that vampires exist. This does not go as planned and it is up to the player to ensure that vampires can continue to survive.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will be released at an undisclosed date on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

News | Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will no longer be released in 2021

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 komt niet meer dit jaar uit, zo heeft uitgever Paradox laten weten.

Developer Hardsuit Labs is also being dropped from the project, and Paradox is setting up a still-unknown studio to develop the rest of the game. “This was a tough decision, but we are convinced it is the way to do justice to the game.”

Bloodlines 2 development has been plagued with problems so far. The game has been postponed several times and is expected to be released sometime in the second half of 2021 until today. Hardsuit Labs had previously been fired, including lead writer Brian Mitsoda and creative director Ka’ai Cluney. Narrative designer Chris Avellone was also fired and all of his work was removed from the game after several people in the game industry accused him of sexual harassment.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One and PC. The game takes place in Seattle, where a blood war between different vampire factions is going on. The story changes depending on whether the player can keep humanity from thinking that vampires don’t exist.

News | Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 postponed

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been postponed from the first quarter of 2020 to somewhere later next year.

A precise new release date is not yet available. The delay was announced by developer Hardsuit Labs via a blog post, accessible via the tweet below.

“We need more time to create the game that you are waiting for,” said Andy Kipling and Brian Mitsoda. “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is still coming out in 2020, but we believe quality is more important than releasing the game in the first quarter. It was not an easy choice. During 2019 we improved our processes and expanded our teams, but it soon became clear that this was not enough to deliver quality on the agreed date. “

Bloodlines 2 is set in Seattle, where a blood war is going on between various vampire actions. The story adapts depending on whether the player can ensure that humanity continues to think that vampires do not exist. In terms of gameplay, developer Hardsuit Labs promises fast melee combat and a complete city to explore.

The game will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.