Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Reveals Another New Clan
The beauty-obsessed Toreadors are influential, eccentric, and focused on the arts.
By Chris Morse
Paradox Interactive is hard at work on the follow-up to Troika Games’ 2004 action RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. It’s a title that quickly achieved cult classic status for its acclaimed writing and robust narrative, despite a number of bugs, various technical problems, and an overall lack of polish. We recently took a look at the game’s debut trailer as well as the first three vampire clans players can pledge their loyalty to, but today we are checking out the fourth faction to be revealed: the Toreador clan.
These vampires are the artists and eccentrics within the city, clinging to the more beautiful things in life. This clan was once considered to be more exclusive, accepting only the most accomplished artists of each generation, but the reality has drifted far from that history as pretenders and short-lived creators fill part of their ranks. However, their sustained influence within the city cannot be denied.
The Toreador clan takes advantage of two distinct disciplines for their powers. The first is called Presence, which focuses on capturing the attention of foes and entrancing them to follow along in pure adoration, with the vampire utilizing these captives however necessary. The second discipline is called Celerity and grants the user unmatched speed beyond mortal imagination. Check out the preview video for the Toreador clan above.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is set in Seattle, where a number of distinct factions of vampires co-exist, although the politics of this shaky balance remain ever complex. One night, a large, unsanctioned attack on several humans takes place and the main character is thrust into this now-volatile situation, forced to pick a side and get to the bottom of the mystery.
The game does not have an exact release date just yet, but is expected to arrive sometime in early 2020. The game will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but pre-orders are only available for PC at this time. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this title.
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