Vampyr Release Date Announced In New Developer Diary

by Jon Bowman on Feb 08, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Vampyr, an upcoming action-adventure game with a stern morality twist, will be ready for players to sink their teeth into this summer. Announced via the most recent in a series of video diaries from developer DontNod Enterainment, the studio that created Life is Strange, Vampyr will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 5.

The game focuses on Dr. Jonathan Reid and his affliction with vampirism. As he encounters various citizens of 1918 London, Reid struggles with the juxtaposition between his duty to heal as a doctor and his need to feed as a vampire. Should players choose to indulge Reid's curse, they must decide which citizens will become his next victims and, depending on how intimately Reid gets to know those citizens, how Reid will live with the consequences of his curse. 

Originally slated to release in 2017, the game was pushed back into 2018 after some technical difficulties shifted the developing schedule. For more on some early thoughts of Vampyr, check out this preview.


Our Take
I'm glad that DontNod has been allowed to take the time they need to make sure they present the best product possible at launch. After the success of Life is Strange, expectations have been high for this morality-focused experience.