28 Minutes of New Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Footage Shown at Gamescom

IGN got a close look at Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. You can watch 28 minutes of brand-new gameplay here.
IGN got a close look at Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. You can watch 28 minutes of brand-new gameplay here.

As we stalk closer to the March 2020 release date of Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2, more and more information naturally leaks into the world like a steady stream of trickling blood. 

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At Gamescom 2019 this past week, IGN was able to capture 28 minutes of brand-new gameplay shown to attendees. After watching it ourselves, we figured that you would like to see it, too. 

While the demo shares some similarities with the footage shown earlier this year at E3 2019, as pointed out by IGN, it is a bit different and showcases many of the disparate choices players will be able to make as they venture through the game’s gritty, infected world. 

There’s really no reason to sit here and explain the footage to you when you can see the full 28 minutes here: 

There’s little doubt that the world of Bloodlines 2 is gorgeous and striking. Even on a traditional HD monitor, the trailer looks fantastic: lighting cuts through the darkness in pulsating hues and smooth, detailed character models strut about the streets. 

There is some noticeable slowdown early in the demo and when transitioning between areas, while the dialogue is a bit too quiet amidst the din of the city. However, those are certainly things that can be ironed out between now and launch.

It’s also worth noting that the build shown at Gamescom is still an early one. Of course, it’s expected that certain optimizations have yet to be made. 

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 is slated for a March 2020 release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Just hours after the game was announced at GDC 2019 earlier this year, Bloodlines 2 was already a best-seller on Steam. Although, that’s hardly surprising considering the incredible popularity of the franchise as a whole. 

The game is currently up for pre-order on all platforms. Those interested in pledging their allegiance can head over to our pre-order guide to learn more. 

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