One More Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Preview Introduces the Malkavian Clan
The game's sixth and final faction is unveiled and fans have plenty of time to make their choices.
By Chris Morse
One last clan preview has surfaced for the Paradox Interactive follow-up to Troika Games’ 2004 action RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. The upcoming sequel to the cult-classic title has already introduced us to five of its distinct factions, the most recent of which are the Ventrue and Toreador clans. In case you missed the others, check out our recap of the earlier reveals right here.
The Malkavians are the black sheep of Seattle’s vampire population. Not only are they underdogs with respect to territory and power, they are also treated with a particular bias, even in modern times. These vampires are gifted with the power to see things others cannot, yet that gift comes at the price of mental health for many of them. However, that has not stopped the clan from living on as its members forge their own paths nonetheless.
Those who are loyal to this faction take advantage of their gifts and weaponize their curses with two distinct disciplines of powers available to them. The first is called Dementation, which turns their own psychosis on to their enemies, causing them to flee in panic or lash out in uncontrollable rages. The second discipline is called Auspex, which allows these vampires to take advantage of their heightened senses to see through walls, track enemies beyond normal means, and even project their minds from their bodies to telepathically explore areas.
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.