Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong Shows Off its Deep RPG Systems in New Gameplay

Nathan Birch
Vampire The Masquerade Swansong

There are a ton of Vampire: The Masquerade video games out there at this point, but not a lot that really aim to replicate the original table-top RPG experience. Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is the exception, and the game’s latest trailer aims to showcase its deep RPG systems. Everybody in Swansong, whether player-controlled or NPC, has their own character card that determines their personality and abilities, which range from conversational skills to being able to see the future. Consistently playing in certain ways will gain new traits and talents. Oh, and don’t expect any fights – Swansong’s battles are all of the verbal variety. Check out the latest trailer for the game, below.

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While we’re at it, here’s another recent VtM: Swansong trailer we haven’t posted here yet.

Haven’t been keeping up with Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong? Here are the game’s key features…

  • Welcome to the World of Darkness - What if vampires were real? What if these bloodthirsty predators lived hidden among us, meticulously and skilfully hatching ancient conspiracies? And what if you became one of them? In Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, you play as these alluring monsters in a sophisticated world where the lines between the real and supernatural are always blurred.
  • A heart-pounding thriller - Hazel Iversen, the Swan, is the new Prince of the Boston Camarilla. An iron hand in a velvet glove, she intends to assert her power and respect the Masquerade, the vampiric law designed to ensure humans never learn of the existence of these creatures of the night. But nothing works as planned. With rumours of plots, murders and power struggles, you must work in the shadows to protect your Sect in a frantic investigation that plunges Boston into chaos.
  • Play as 3 original vampires - Play as 3 vampires who are over a hundred years old. Progress through the game through their intertwined destinies, deal with their different points of view and use their character sheets to try to separate the truth from the lies. Each character has their own abilities and vampiric disciplines that you can upgrade individually to suit your preferred approach. Will you choose intimidation, seduction or stealth? It's your decision, as long as you can sate your Hunger for blood.
  • Gameplay with consequences - With its unique approach to gameplay, Swansong puts emphasis on the consequences of your actions in both the investigation and your social interactions with characters. Analyse each situation carefully because your decisions can have huge consequences on your heroes' lives and the fate of the Boston Camarilla.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is now slated to arrive on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch on May 19.

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