Last March we had the announcement of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, which came long after Paradox Interactive bought the rights to White Wolf Publishing from CCP Games back in 2015, and all evidence pointed to the possibility that we would see more video games set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe. Last month we saw another announcement of a new Vampire: The Masquerade RPG by the developers of The Council (our reviews of all five episodes). Now yet another Vampire: The Masquerade game has been announced, this time an interactive fiction indie game called Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York.
The game will present presents the conflict between two vampiric factions: the traditionalist Camarilla and the fiercely independent Anarchs among the iconic landmarks and night lights of New York City. It will be a unique, atmospheric, single-player narrative experience, set in a rich, fully licensed, globally recognized universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. You'll be able to choose your character from one of several distinct Clans, with every playable character offering unique powers (called Disciplines), different ethical approaches to certain issues and exclusive dialogue lines.
The quests will be character-oriented, allowing you to create your own coterie and shape your relations by reinforcing NPC loyalties. The game will thus offer a high degree of replayability, with choices made in the game reflecting the game's changing fiction. It will feature various endings depending on your actions so that you can make your own story. Both Vampire: The Masquerade veterans and newcomers to the series who enjoy mature narrative-driven games will appreciate the setting.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York will release by Q4 2019. You can already wishlist the game on Steam. It will also be available for the Nintendo Switch.
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