'Dontnod Presents Vampyr' Webseries Episode 1 Out Now

By Mike Sousa on January 19, 2018, 11:31AM EDT

Dontnod Entertainment, developers of Vampyr, invites fans to their studio for a first look into the creative process behind their upcoming action-RPG. In the premier episode of 'Dontnod Presents Vampyr', a weekly four-part web series, Dontnod unveils exclusive gameplay footage while delving into their signature approach and reasoning behind putting players in the role of a predator.

In Episode I: Making Monsters, Dondnod gives more information about Jonathan Reid, the doctor-turned-vampire that players will step into the shoes of in Vampyr. Freshly turned, Reid’s ‘condition’ unveils a dark new reality, thrusting him into a once-hidden society of wretched creatures like himself. Ancient Ekons plot from the shadows, terrifying Vulkods prowl the streets at night, and cursed Skals hide in the darkest places of the city.

Vampyr is set in 1918 London, with the city weakened by the recent World War I and ravaged by the Spanish Flu. This setting makes up an important part of Vampyr’s identity. Dontnod will make players feel the duality that torments Dr. Jonathan Reid, giving them the freedom to choose whom to sacrifice and whom to save. Every killing has consequences, and it’s up to players to balance their need to feed and grow stronger, with the rapidly deteriorating city of London.

Vampyr releases in Spring 2018 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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